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Physical Exercise in the Fight against Osteoporosis

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Photo: Elderly woman exercising [13/05/2013] Montserrat Otero, PhD holder in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, has designed a physical exercise program which is based on very basic, rudimentary materials and which significantly improves upper and lower limb strength as well as static and dynamic balance in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. Physical Exercise in the Fight against Osteoporosis - Read more

Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion

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[18/03/2013] A new study has found a link between the activity levels of elderly people who have just been released from the hospital and the risk that they will require readmission within 30 days.Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion - Read more

Elderly Benefit from Home-Based DVD Exercise Program

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Photo: Elderly doing some fitness exercises [13/03/2013] Fitness DVDs are a multimillion-dollar business, and those targeting adults over the age of 55 are a major part of the market. With names like "Boomers on the Move," "Stronger Seniors" and "Ageless Yoga," the programs promise much, but few have ever been rigorously tested.Elderly Benefit from Home-Based DVD Exercise Program - Read more

Musculo-Skeletal Fitness is Strong Predictor of Mortality

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Photo: Woman rising up from the floor; linked to [17/12/2012] A simple screening test of musculo-skeletal fitness has proved remarkably predictive of all-cause mortality in a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women.Musculo-Skeletal Fitness is Strong Predictor of Mortality - Read more

Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes

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Photo: sports man with hand bike; linked to [21/11/2012] More functionality and comfort for wheelchair basketball players and hand bikers. Within the framework of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim are aiming to optimise functionality and comfort of sportswear for wheelchair users.Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes - Read more

Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities

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[24/10/2012] Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities - Read more

Better Memory With Computerized Brain Fitness Program

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[14/09/2012] University of California-Los Angeles researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills.Better Memory With Computerized Brain Fitness Program - Read more

Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots

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[03/09/2012] Danielle Peers has lived the thrill and pressure, revelled in competition and brought home hardware from the Paralympic Games. But beneath the cheers, the University of Alberta researcher questions whether the Paralympic movement is as empowering as its benevolent image.Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots - Read more

London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever

Long jumpers, javelin throwers and sprinters – the athletes of the Paralympics in London are all fire and flame for the most important competition in the world. The organizers of these events have caught the Paralympics fever as well. In the current documentary on REHACARE.de top athletes speak about their ultimate goals and of their secret fears.London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever - Read more

“Exergames” Not Perfect, but Can Lead to More Exercise

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[10/08/2012] Active video games (AVGs), also known as "exergames", are not the perfect solution to the nation's sedentary ways, but they can play a role in getting some people to be more active. Researchers say that most of the AVGs provide only "light-to-moderate" intensity physical activity.“Exergames” Not Perfect, but Can Lead to More Exercise - Read more

 
 

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