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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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Strength training for frail older adults by Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS-4096

Strength training for frail older adults by Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS

There are numerous health-related reasons why adults of all ages should perform regular resistance exercise. Research has demonstrated that strength training is an effective means for...

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Strength conditioning for walkers by Wayne Westcott, PhD-4095

Strength conditioning for walkers by Wayne Westcott, PhD

The latest research on physical activity among Americans published in January by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute for Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is almost beyond belief (Troiano et. al., 2008). Assessments of nearly 5,000 people by means of activity accelerometers revealed that only 3.5% of men and women between the ages of 20 and 60 obtain 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. For those over age 60, the percentage of minimally active adults fell to 2.4%.

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Periodize training for the masters athlete by Joseph F. Signorile, PhD-4094

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.

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Muscular conditioning for active-aging athletes by Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS-4093

Muscular conditioning for active-aging athletes by Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS

Do you remember when you were in elementary school, sitting for hours in the classroom and then running outside for recess? You didn’t warm up; you just ran as fast as you could playing tag and other stop-and-go games. If you’re reading this article, however, those days are long gone. And a warm-up period may be the most important aspect of your activity sessions today.

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The BEST exercise program for osteoporosis prevention by Lauve Metcalfe, MS-4092

The BEST exercise program for osteoporosis prevention by Lauve Metcalfe, MS

Osteoporosis is a significant health problem in the United States. More than 25 million people are affected, most of whom (80%) are women. Women who are not receiving hormone replacement therapy, are not consuming adequate amounts of calcium and are inactive can lose 20% to 30% of their bone mass between 40 and 70 years of age. As a result, women have a 40% fracture risk throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million fractures per year attributed to osteoporosis (Going, Lohman, Houtkooper, et al, 2003).

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Planning strength exercises for people with arthritis By Mark Richards, MS, PT-4091

Planning strength exercises for people with arthritis By Mark Richards, MS, PT

Arthritic pain. Does arthritis conjure up thoughts of discomfort and the need to decrease activity and increase rest? Understandably, those are natural responses to pain. Often, patients and clients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are advised to slow down, to take it easy, and certainly to avoid any significant activity for the involved joints. But, is it possible those recommendations do more harm than good? The answer from the research appears to be “yes.”

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