Different ages should exercise differently
Fri, February 8, 2013 at 12:56
IHRSA in Healthtrax, Obesity, This Week in the Fitness Industry, alzheimer's, iPhone Apps

Do you think about whether you are doing the same exercises now that you were doing 5, 10 years ago? Well, you should. 

A story in an Indian newspaper quotes a health expert from a health management company giving suggestions for exercise and eating for ages 18-30 years old, 30-50, and 50 and over. The expert even explains how the suggestions will help those in the specific age groups. 

For example, for the 30-50 year old range, the story says adding carbohydrates, which can reduce the risk or heart disease and lowers cholesterol, is best for this busy section of the population.  

Apps not gaining traction

With all of the fitness apps out there you would think that everyone has 2-3 of them on their Smartphone. 

While 88% of Americans own a cellphone, only 10% of them have a downloaded health-related app on it, according to data from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. 

Surprisingly, the numbers are similar to those in 2010 despite the number of these types of apps has grown by a 400% rate from February 2010 to April 2012, according to MobileHealthNews. 

Those 18-29 years old and African Americans are more likely to use one (15%), while only 8% of those in the 30-49 year old range do not.  

Woman appreciates her fitness coach by paying it forward

A woman in Cecil Township, in western Pennsylvania, is certainly paying it forward when it comes to health. 

Jamie Bomberger started the Muse Fitness Club where once a week she offers a free class, focusing on cardio and core work. She said she wants to help those on a pathway to fitness, just like her coach did when she embarked on one after she gained weight following two pregnancies. 

The Beach Body coach said she said she will continue to lead the class as long as she has a free venue.  

Exercise lowers chance of dementia

A new study suggest those who are active in their 40s and 50s see a low risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease later in life. 

Patient records from more than 20,000 adults at the Cooper Clinic, part of the Cooper Institute, in Dallas showed that the more active had a 36% lower chance of developing dementia. 

The Cooper Institute studies the role exercise plays in preserving health.  

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