What Are Your Older Adult Training Programs Missing?

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What Are Your Older Adult Training Programs Missing?

Two of the top three concerns for older adults are losing their functional abilities and cognitive abilities. Fortunately, many of the same exercise strategies and techniques that improve physical function are cognitively stimulating as well. Here are some effective training strategies for helping your clients improve both physical and cognitive functioning.

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Exercise for Optimal Brain Function

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Exercise for Optimal Brain Function

The same strategies that contribute to a healthy heart—eating well, staying physically active, keeping stress levels low, maintaining a healthy weight—can also contribute to a healthy brain. Learn about additional steps you can help your clients take, such as adding complex and novel movement patterns, to enhance brain health and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

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Assessing Functional Fitness in Mature Adults

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Assessing Functional Fitness in Mature Adults

Improving physical function should be one of your primary objectives when working with your older clients. Because older adults vary widely in their physical abilities, conducting some initial functional assessments is necessary for you to be able to design the most effective programs for each client. Here are three assessments you can use to determine the types of training that you will want to include in each older client’s program.

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