No matter what your current fitness level, it’s never too late to start moving and become more physically active. If you’re already active, keep it up; if you’re not, start now. Research shows that there are significant health benefits even in progressing from no physical activity to a little activity.
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Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic therapy, is a skilled intervention provided by a physical or occupational therapist in an inpatient or outpatient clinical setting. Don’t confuse it, however, with aquatic aerobics, or water aerobics.
Hydrotherapy uses the properties that water offers—including buoyancy, temperature, and pressure—to provide therapeutic pain relief for individuals
You’ve read the recommendations of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in Chapter 2 and learned how to fuel your activity in Chapter 4, now it’s time to explore some exercise routines to get you started on the road to a longer, healthier life.
As discussed in detail in Chapter 2,
Losing muscle mass is a part of aging, with most people losing around 30 percent of their muscle strength by about age 70. But such a dramatic loss isn’t inevitable. Muscular atrophy is one of the body’s age-related changes that can be slowed or at least minimized over time—and that’s
Aerobic fitness is a life-changing gift you can give yourself—one that affects every system of your body. The word “aerobic” means needing oxygen for activity, and aerobic exercise provides that oxygen.
Aerobic fitness is also called cardiovascular fitness, which is measured two ways: 1) the amount of oxygen in blood that