0
What's new: ICAA infographics series now available.

Articles

Search by topic

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.

Topic- Sports and athletics

 

Still Hopes creates a winning triathlon-training program-4974

Still Hopes creates a winning triathlon-training program

How do you raise the bar on older-adult fitness, promote confidence and a sense of achievement in participants, and challenge stereotypes of aging all at the same time? Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community has answered that question with its Triathlon Team and Training Program.

more

Sports and athletics

Step up physical activity with the sport of flyball by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP-1328

Step up physical activity with the sport of flyball by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP

John Tresise’s goal was to take charge of his health. The 69-year-old weighed too much and had diabetes plus other health-related issues. So he joined Energy BALANCE (Behavior And Lifestyle Assessment with Nutrition Centered Education), our individualized, comprehensive weight loss and wellness program at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. This program in the Division of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolism is led by a team of physicians, dieticians and an exercise physiologist. Our provider team listened to John’s stories, evaluated his health status, and developed medical, nutritional and exercise goals to meet his objectives.

more

Sports and athletics

Increase program participation with pickleball by Barbara Wintroub-1043

Increase program participation with pickleball by Barbara Wintroub

Active-aging professionals are always looking for ways to increase both the physical activity levels of their members or residents and the amount of people who participate in their programs. Pickleball, “the fastest-growing sport in North America,”1 is an activity that can help attract and retain participants. In fact, this sport for all ages is increasingly popular with older adults. It is played now in senior living communities, YMCAs, community and seniors centers, fitness clubs, parks, schools and other settings, such as the Senior Games.

more

Sports and athletics

Introducing disc golf for older adults by Don Dillon-942

Introducing disc golf for older adults by Don Dillon

Remember the popular game of Frisbee, which involved players throwing a plastic disc to each other? In the 1970s that sport was expanded into disc golf, an activity that may be the fastest-growing sport in the United States—perhaps the world—according to the Professional Disc Golf Association. Yet the benefits of disc golf for encouraging better health and wellness in older adults appear largely unknown to organizations such as retirement communities and seniors centers.

more

Sports and athletics

Masters athletes pursue many sports-623

Masters athletes pursue many sports

Interest in individual and team sports is not limited by age. Older adults continue to enjoy their sport and pursue a “personal best” by improving individual performance or seeking out the competitive atmosphere of an organized event.

more

Sports and athletics

Periodize training for the masters athlete by Joseph F. Signorile, PhD-622

Periodize training for the masters athlete by Joseph F. Signorile, PhD

Periodization is now a mainstay of athletic training. It is a method of cycling different training variables (volume, intensity, frequency and type of exercise) in a specific pattern designed to maximize performance and minimize fatigue. Put simply, periodization is a planning calendar to optimize the training responses.

more

Sports and athletics

Total items: 11

icaa 100 members