Special Populations: Asthma

Can someone who suffers from asthma exercise? For some people, exercise can trigger shortness of breath or other symptoms. Fortunately, having asthma, even exercise-induced asthma (EIA), doesn't mean you are exempt from going to the gym or pa...

Special Populations - Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is a growing concern in our healthcare industry. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) people with diagnosed diabetes incur average medical expenditures of about $13,700 per year, of which about $7,900 is a...

Over the next several articles, we will be exploring exercise recommendations for residents in “Special Populations”. These residents have more complex health concerns such as coronary artery disease, diabetes and asthma. Hopefully the previous installment dispelled my...

As people grow older, they often worry about having enough money to live their golden years in a fashion they are accustomed to or as they anticipate retirement. Older adults should be as concerned about having enough muscle and energy left to move, function properly,...

Designing an exercise program for seniors is a balancing act. Not only should cardiorespiratory, strength and flexibility be evaluated, but posture and walking gait should be trained and improved too. Additionally, balance and functional training can help decrease thei...

It's no secret that America is aging. By the year 2030, the number of individuals 65 years and older will increase to 70 million. The average American lives a long life, but is often sedentary, unfit and chronically ill. This is due to a lifetime of inactivity. Medical...

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