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The Journal on Active Aging brings articles of value to professionals dedicated to older-adult quality of life. Content sweeps across the active-aging landscape to focus on education and practice. Find articles of interest by searching the article archives in three ways: Enter a keyword in the articles search bar; click on search by topic; or type a keyword or phrase in the general search bar at the top of the page.

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HIIT: High-intensity interval training can boost health, well-being by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5828

HIIT: High-intensity interval training can boost health, well-being by Marilynn Larkin, MA

The term HIIT strikes fear into the heart of many who are unfamiliar with the concept and assume any kind of high-intensity workout program isn't suitable for them or the older adults they work with. Yet that's definitely not the case, according to the experts interviewed for this feature. Drs. Mary E. Sanders, John J. Ratey, Len Kravitz and Martin Gibala, as well as Cris Dobrosielski, all support the safe use of HITT with people over 50. Journal on Active Aging readers can gain a better understanding of HIIT and how and why it can benefit their constituencies from these experts.

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Splash! Gravity & levity: Belt out a water workout in any depth by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM-5723

Splash! Gravity & levity: Belt out a water workout in any depth by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM

Yoko Holcombe has been teaching water exercise at the Big Canoe Fitness Center in Jasper, Georgia, for 15 years. The facility’s swimming pool has shallow- and deep-water sections, and her longtime regular participants say they love the feeling of working out in the water with the support of a buoyancy belt. This equipment suspends an individual with feet off the bottom in shallow or deep depths. In this article, we'll explore the advantages of adding a buoyancy belt to exercise at any depth. Then we'll incorporate this equipment into an all-depths workout that includes different formats for variety and fun.

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Splash! Infusing the flavor of pilates into water exercise by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM-5621

Splash! Infusing the flavor of pilates into water exercise by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM

Joseph Pilates developed and taught a method of exercise that kept him physically robust until he died in his 80s. Pilates is practiced on land as a means to improve performance, to rehabilitate an injury and to achieve health and wellness. Researchers have defined the popular discipline as "a mind-body exercise that requires core stability, strength, and flexibility, with an attention to muscle control, posture, and breathing." ... With respect to my pilates colleagues, and in the spirit of cooperative learning, I'd like to take this opportunity to apply some of the discipline’s core concepts, so together, we develop an innovative, synergistic, "pilates inspired" experience in the pool.

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Splash! Improving swim skills & drills, part 2: the backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and Nebojsa Bikic-5495

Splash! Improving swim skills & drills, part 2: the backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and Nebojsa Bikic

By addressing common mistakes in technique, swimmers of all ages can enhance their skills to produce safer, smoother and more effective strokes that improve swimming performance. Part 1 of this article explored common errors and corrective drills for the freestyle stroke, or front crawl. In part 2, we’ll tackle the “3 Bs” of swimming strokes: the backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

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Splash! Improving swim skills & drills, part 1: the freestyle stroke by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and Nebojsa Bikic-5350

Splash! Improving swim skills & drills, part 1: the freestyle stroke by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and Nebojsa Bikic

It's never too late for people to learn how to swim for health and fitness, or to brush up on techniques that will improve performance. This two-part article offers active-aging professionals and swim enthusiasts a swim clinic that addresses common mistakes in technique among participants and helps them achieve a smooth glide. The first installment offers skills and drills for the freestyle.

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A prescription for success: performing negative exercise in water to achieve positive results by , Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and James A. Peterson, PhD, FACSM-4987

A prescription for success: performing negative exercise in water to achieve positive results by , Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and James A. Peterson, PhD, FACSM

Given a choice, almost every health/fitness professional who trains older participants would be receptive to learning a better way to exercise-one that is more productive (results-wise) and more efficient (time-wise), as well as being just as (if not more) safe. In reality, such an option exists, although some professionals may not be aware of eccentric, or negative, training. While more challenging to do in the water than on land, eccentric exercise is safe, effective and efficient for older adults.

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