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Is there a connection between resistance training and brain function?

Is there a connection between resistance training and brain function?

Aug 08, 2018

Neurological studies indicate that by late middle age, most people develop age-related lesions in brain white matter, the material responsible for connecting and delivering messages between regions of the brain. New research is demonstrating that regular strength-training creates a layer of cognitive protection that can decrease, or even prevent, this decline in brain function.

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Trends for Active Aging

Trends for Active Aging

Jul 17, 2018

Population shifts are changing our economy in extraordinary ways, and many businesses are using the aging market as a lens through which they create a business strategy for the future. One of the most important implications for US businesses to understand about the population shift is that more and more older adults are not only expecting to live longer – they’re expecting to live well.

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Why Core Strength is Vital to Active Aging

Why Core Strength is Vital to Active Aging

Jun 25, 2018

For care professionals and trainers working with older adults, the importance of core strength is not exactly new news. But do your clients understand – really understand – how important it is to engage in regular resistance training aimed at strengthening their core?

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How is Wellness Connected to Dollars?

How is Wellness Connected to Dollars?

Jun 20, 2018

With the number of older adults continuing to rise over the next couple of decades, the opportunities to serve them grows as well. For many Senior Living Communities, this means a renewed focus on creating a robust wellness program to meet the demand. But, how is wellness connected to dollars?

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The Business Case for Wellness

The Business Case for Wellness

May 29, 2018

Is there a business case for wellness programs in senior living communities? Yes! Today's seniors have an expectation of living “well” and are looking for services that support their aspiration for an active healthy life beyond the age of 65. Here are the elements that make up a profitable program.

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What does age friendly equipment mean?

What does age friendly equipment mean?

May 21, 2018

Without a doubt, resistance training is good for us at any age, but delivers a particularly important host of benefits to older adults. And yet, statistics show that physical inactivity rises with age. What is going on here? One of the biggest barriers to gym participation might surprise you…

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The Truth About Functional Training and Active Independent Aging

The Truth About Functional Training and Active Independent Aging

May 14, 2018

Functional training is a buzzword right now, with the word popping up in a variety of contexts and meanings. The term itself has been around for nearly 70 years. But, what does it mean today? And is it an important concept for care professionals and administrators of Senior Living Centers?

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5 Balance Exercises to Challenge Active Seniors

5 Balance Exercises to Challenge Active Seniors

Apr 25, 2018

Strength training combined with balance exercises can reverse the natural loss of muscle mass, strength, speed, reflexes, and coordination that comes with age. Here are 5 of the most effective balance exercises for older adults.

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