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Research

Each month the Exercise and Aging Course Assistants will review and discuss current studies and articles dealing with fitness and health and the senior population.

  • Osteoarthritis and Water Exercise

    December 2017

    Osteoarthritis, which is often referred to as degenerative joint disease (Arden 16) is a condition in which the cartilage tissue attached at the end of a person’s bones begin to wear down gradually, worsening over time (Arden 14). There is an increased risk of getting this if you work in a physically demanding job \that often puts pressure on your joints. While it can affect any joint, the most

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  • Mall Walking: Exercise's Latest Trend

    November 2017

    Walking is known to be a popular activity that has been done for many decades. One of the most popular activities that involve walking is “mall walking”. Mall walking provides a “safe, clean, and social” environment for participants. Belza et al., conducted a study on mall walking in their article “Building Community: Stakeholder Perspectives on Walking in Malls and Other Venues”. They

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  • Fall Prevention

    October 2017

    Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults. To understand how or why falls occur, it is important to be aware of the fall risk factors. Fall risk factors include muscle weakness, poor balance and gait, certain medications, environmental hazards, and the fear of falling itself. Fall prevention programs aim to create an awareness about these risk factors, implement training

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  • Benefits of Exercise for Alzheimer's Disease

    September 2017

    Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain causing problems with memory, cognitive abilities, and behavior.  Treatment options that are designed to relieve the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are currently being researched with a majority of the studies involving pharmacological approaches. 

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