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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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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-4985

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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Using the small ball for function and fun by Brenda Jurich, BA-4971

Using the small ball for function and fun by Brenda Jurich, BA

Repeat and redo, restore and renew. That is the cycle group-fitness instructors go through over and over again. We thirst for new ideas and new ways to challenge our participants and still have fun. Besides the intrinsic value of bringing joy, color and fun to a class, the small ball is a versatile accessory to use for stretching, mind/body exercises and strength training.

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Splash! Boost power with band and ball short circuits by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE-4907

Splash! Boost power with band and ball short circuits by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE

By combining strength with movement speed, short-burst intervals turn band and ball pool-work into short-circuit power workouts. These moves capture the essence of daily life activities as well. Blending task-specific training with power-packed moves can boost participants' fitness, power and ADL performance on land.

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Middle Management from the Top Down: a program to support healthy weight management by Terry Eckmann, PhD, and Catherine Solie, BA-4902

Middle Management from the Top Down: a program to support healthy weight management by Terry Eckmann, PhD, and Catherine Solie, BA

As the population ages, there is a growing need for innovative programming for healthy weight management. Middle Management from the Top Down is a turnkey program that gives active-aging professionals the tools they need to create an effective educational program.

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Short-circuit power plays target function by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE-4696

Short-circuit power plays target function by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE

Active living “performance” requires a functional, or task specific, training approach to meet the demands of the “sport” of living well. Using short-burst exercise intervals in the water, this training approach helps individuals improve their power and skills to perform activities of daily living.

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Splash! Flip power on with water exercise by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE.-4472

Splash! Flip power on with water exercise by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE.

Power is a measure of the speed at which a muscle or body segment can develop force. Forces applied at specific speeds are important for maintaining independence, performing activities of daily living (ADL) and preventing falls. Aquatic exercise is a viable training mode for improving power performance.

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