Older Adult Fitness Programs Fort Lauderdale FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Ping Pong, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Whirl Pool
24-hr Operations, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Fitness Programs for Older Adults: As Young As You Feel
Fitness Programs for Older Adults: Strength Training For Seniors: The Facts
During the past several years, many studies have highlighted the health value of strength training for aging adults. Research at the University of Maryland has shown that strength training is effective for improving glucose metabolism 1 , increasing bone mineral density 2 , and speeding up gastrointestinal transit 3 . Studies at Tufts University have demonstrated that strength exercise adds lean tissue 4 , increases resting metabolism 5 , and reduces arthritic discomfort 6 . Extensive work at the University of Florida has shown that strength training increases low back strength and alleviates low back pain 7 .
From an athletic perspective, research reveals that strength training improves golf performance by increasing club head speed and driving power 8 . Empirical evidence indicates that strength exercise may also enhance other physical activities s as tennis 9 and cycling 10 .
While all of these health and performance factors are important, perhaps the most compelling concerns for most seniors are the three "B"s. These are bodyweight, body composition, and blood pressure. Generally speaking, senior men and women are concerned about gaining weight, getting soft, and experiencing elevated blood pressure. They have already discovered that dieting doesn't produce permanent weight loss, and that walking is not very effective for firming muscles. Quite true. They are afraid to try strength training because they've heard that it will increase their blood pressure. Untrue.
Several small-scale studies have shown that strength exercise is effective for decreasing bodyweight 11 , increasing lean weight 12 , and reducing resting blood pressure 13 . In addition, strength training results in a higher resting metabolic rate 14 and greater daily energy utilization 5 .
But what specific changes can seniors expect from a basic program of strength exercise? We recently analyzed data on 1,132 men and women who completed the South Shore YMCA basic fitness program 15 . All of the participants performed 25 minutes of strength exercise and 25 minutes of endurance exercise, two or three days per week for a period of eight weeks.
The strength training program included the following Nautilus exercises: (1)leg extension; (2) leg curl; (3) leg press; (4) chest cross; (5) chest press; (6) super pullover; (7) lateral raise; (8) biceps curl; (9) triceps extension; (10) low back; (11) abdominal; (12) neck flexion; and (13) neck extension. Each exercise was performed for one set of 8 to 12 repetitions, at a slow movement speed (2 seconds lifting and 4 seconds lowering), and through a full movement range. Resistance was increased by approximately five percent when 12 repetitions were completed.
The endurance training program involved treadmill walking and stationary cycling. Participants exercised at about 70 to 75 percent of their maximum heart rate, and progressively increased their training time to 25 minutes of continuo...
Fitness Programs for Older Adults
I’d like to begin this article by setting science aside for a moment and instead using a bit of plain old common sense. And if I also may, I’d like to offer some of my theories which relate to the title of this article, and for that matter, the objective for this newsletter.
Let’s discuss the relationship of exercise on longevity in a logical manner. I’ve always sensed that the healthier one is, the longer that person should live. Comparatively speaking, if one is weak and out-of-shape, and is prone to pain, illness, and disease, I don’t figure that person would live a long life, and if they did, they’d live a long miserable life.
Now how’s that for practical common sense. No science in my theory, just a gut feeling on what makes man live each day to his fullest and his life to its longest length possible.
Unfortunately, I personally cannot prove my theory. Life extension is difficult, if not impossible, to provide fact. However, if you do agree with me, or at least, sense some truth behind my theory, the remainder of this article should enlighten your today, tomorrow and lifespan. And although I’m interjecting my common logic in this piece, you can rest assure that plenty of scientific research can back most of it up.
Exercise: Friend or Foe?
Several studies have proven that exercise will increase lifespan. Exercise contributes to the quality of ones life by improving both physiologic and psychological functions. This improvement in ones life can eliminate the need for special care reducing the consumption of toxic drugs and therapies which offer temporary results with an association of negative consequences.
In other studies conducted in laboratory animals, it was found that sedentary rats lived shorter lives than their active counterparts. It can then be safely stated that lifespan and energy expenditure do have a correlation, however the expended energy must be at intensities which stimulate growth and repair of the body, instead of placing too much trauma to the tissues, organs, and nervous system.
I believe many athletes might actually be shortening their lifespans with the intensity they train under. The loads they subject themselves to during training often times over burdens their bodies. Intense training is a necessity in today’s world of competitive sports, as training sessions are designed to improve on ones own personal ability to surpasses his/her competition. And with the frequency of training sessions, recuperation time between worko...
AANA 2014 Annual Meeting - Arthroscopy Association of North America
Dates: 5/1/2014 – 5/4/2014
ABOUT AANAThe Arthroscopy Association of North America was formed in 1981 in response to a growing need for information and research on the technique that is involved in approximately one-third of all orthopaedic procedures. It exists to “promote, encourage, support and foster the development and dissemination of knowledge of arthroscopic surgery in order to improve upon the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculo-skeletal system.AANA is the primary source of continuing medical education for practicing arthroscopists and the most respected conduit for new techniques and information concerning the subspecialty.The 33rd Annual Meeting offers many opportunities for companies to maximize their outreach to the arthroscopy specialty. Exhibitors can increase their visibility by sponsoring items that enhance the value and experience of the meeting for the attendee and keep your company’s name in the frontline of this unique and growing market.Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the AANA 2014 Annual Meeting - Arthroscopy Association of North America? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.
2014 ASCRS Annual Meeting - American Society Of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Dates: 5/17/2014 – 5/21/2014
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood
3555 South Ocean Drive
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is the premier society for colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus. More than 1,000 of the Society's 2600+ members are certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.The ASCRS Technical Exhibition provides colon and rectal surgeons and health care professionals with the most current information on products and services related to colon and rectal surgery. The purpose of the exhibits is to complement the program sessions by providing opportunity for display and/or demonstration of products and services that could be useful in measuring and improving the quality of health care. In addition to technical exhibits, educational exhibits provide attendees with learning opportunities designed to supply quality continuing medical education.If the 2014 ASCRS Annual Meeting - American Society Of Colon & Rectal Surgeons is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.
2014 Florida Dietetic Association Annual Symposium
Dates: 7/13/2014 – 7/16/2014
Harbor Beach Marriott Fort Lauderdale
3030 Holiday Drive