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Employee wellness: why and how four organizations started programs by Marilynn Larkin, MA-4899

Employee wellness: why and how four organizations started programs by Marilynn Larkin, MA

"The greatest asset for any organization is their employees--and employee wellness is about helping to capitalize on the workforce by keeping everyone well and healthy and happy so they look forward to coming to work and being as productive as they can be," says Brenda Loube, president of Corporate Fitness Works.

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Splash! Flip power on with water exercise by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, CDE-4473

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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Cook up a healthy eating program by Patricia Ryan-3604

Cook up a healthy eating program by Patricia Ryan

Within the physical dimension of wellness are physical activity, medical checkups, adequate sleep—and nutrition. The integration of both physical activity and nutrition is important to a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition provides the body’s fuel, and physical activity helps maintain functional ability. Combined, physical activity and good nutrition help support healthy aging.

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Hip osteoarthritis: aquatic exercise for healthy living on land by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, and Cathy Maloney-Hills, RPT-1508

Hip osteoarthritis: aquatic exercise for healthy living on land by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, and Cathy Maloney-Hills, RPT

Evelyne Janz lives in Lonay, Switzerland, and at age 54, she’s an avid swimmer, mountain biker, hiker and skier. For many years she has trained daily and worked as a professional water-fitness trainer, and swimming coach. In April 2012, Evelyne and her family skied the Chamonix-Zermat Haute Route (High Route) in the Swiss Alps, traversing glaciers for 6 days. But her family history of hip arthritis had taken its toll, and her physically active lifestyle had become progressively difficult due to hip pain and stiffness. To reclaim her lifestyle, Evelyne decided to undergo hip replacement surgery, an effective and now common1 treatment for disabling osteoarthritis.

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Exercise recommendations for older adults: an update by Nicole L. Rogers, PhD, and Michael E. Rogers, PhD, FACSM-1475

Exercise recommendations for older adults: an update by Nicole L. Rogers, PhD, and Michael E. Rogers, PhD, FACSM

Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the incidence of disability, increase the years of living independently, and improve the quality of life for older adults. A wealth of studies have found that regular exercise is associated with delayed all-cause mortality and a reduced chance of disability from diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, some forms of cancer, osteoporosis, and pulmonary disease. Exercise is also a valuable treatment for each of these conditions.

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Life in balance: Planning a balance-training program by Antonio Galvan, Jr.-1466

Life in balance: Planning a balance-training program by Antonio Galvan, Jr.

It can be a daunting task to develop a comprehensive and effective balance-training program. As practitioners who work with people who can certainly benefit from fall prevention strategies and techniques, it is our professional responsibility to have programs in place that can assist with this mission.

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