Archive for the ‘older adults’ Category

Aging & Balance – Fall Prevention

Monday, March 8th, 2010

More than one in three mature adults over the age of 65 falls at least once a year, and the risk of serious injury resulting from falls also increases with age. In fact, falls are the second leading cause of accidental death among mature adults. (more…)

Strength Training – The Key to a Better Life

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

As Americans move from young adulthood to middle age, they lose approximately 6.6 pounds of lean body mass (muscle and bone) each decade.  At the same time, the average American gains 1.5 pounds of fat every year! As a result of these changes, strength decreases and daily activities become increasingly difficult to perform.  Eventually lean body mass and strength decrease to the point where some people can no longer live independently. (more…)