By Allison Van Dusen, Forbes.com - Fitness
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You're at the gym, huffing and puffing away on the treadmill, trying to lose those last five, 10 or 15 pounds, when you glance at the person running next to you. Without fail, it's a supermodel or a bodybuilder. Suddenly, you're feeling a bit intimidated.
More and more gym-goers, however, are avoiding this scenario by joining niche health clubs that cater to specific needs--including making members feel comfortable enough to want to keep coming back.
An individualized fitness program helps geriatric patients maintain independence.
By Nancy Lorcan, Rehab Management
Avoiding age-related diseases may not be the secret to reaching one's 100th birthday after all, according to a February 11 report from Boston University's Boston Medical Center's New England Centenarian Study. In the 739 centenarians studied, about one-third had been living with age-related diseases such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes for more than 15 years. The secret to their longevity, researchers found, was avoiding disability.
By Jane Glenn Haas, Orange County Register
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I made a New Year's resolution - didn't you? - to lose weight and exercise.
That's what I promised myself.
And here it is, almost spring, and I'm just getting off my duff, so to speak.
I need more than motivation. I need accountability.
Lots of us do.
Q. Would you please speak to the astonishing noise levels in cycling studios? This blare from "music" also can be found in any group classes. I would like to take part but not for the price of damaging my hearing.
A. I predict you're about to have a new favorite piece of equipment at the gym. It isn't some high-tech elliptical or a cable-based weight machine. It's a decibel meter - and many gyms, have one. The next time you can't ride without clamping your hands over your ears and cursing the entire techno genre, ask the manager for a dB reading.
Dennis Keiser, co-founder of tness equipment manufacturer Keiser and an expert in exercise and ageing, talks to Emma-Jayne Sherry about his desire to push the boundaries and change the way people age.
By Emma-Jayne Sherry, Healthclub Management UK
The concept of ‘active ageing’ is being taken more seriously than ever before in the United States and, with the 50-plus market comprising nearly 40 per cent of the US adult population, controlling more than 70 percent of the country’s disposable income and with more than $1.6 trillion in spending power, it’s easy to see why.