But is that because they are aging? Could that reduction in walking economy be slowed or reversed by other types of exercise, such as running?
Upstate Medical University exercise physiologist Carol Sames explains how running was found to be more beneficial than walking in an intriguing study that compared walkers and runners in Boulder, Colorado. She says running is not appropriate for everyone, and she offers some other ways walkers can add intensity to their workouts.
A dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease improves balance, gait and strength. Part of the Movement for Healthy Aging program, the classes are held every Thursday, and they are free. For details, email Syracuse University organizer Tumay Tunur, PhD at email@example.com
Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, talks about the effects of sugar in our diets, how to reduce daily intake, and whether we should cut it out completely. Read the story: This is What Happens When You Give Up Sugar for One Year.
Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, talks about the new ” 7-minutes workout” everyone’s been talking about, and the benefits and contraindications of high intensity circuit training (HICT). Sames is associate professor, College of Health Professions and director of the Vitality! Fitness Program at Upstate Medical University.
Upstate graduate student and fitness enthusiast Heather Nelson shares her inspirational story of how she trained, and eventually finished first place for her age group and tied for fourth overall, in her first Iron Girl triathlon. Read the blog: Upstate students show their mettle in Iron Girl triathlon
Dale Avers, DPT, explains that the key to staving off Alzheimer’s is maintaining a healthy brain – through exercise and mental stimulation. Avers is associate professor in the department of Physical Therapy Education, College of Health Professions at Upstate Medical University. Read the story in What’s Up at Upstate blog: How to stave off Alzheimer’s with exercise.