The Surprising Results of Fitness Programs for Older Adults
In this podcast, we learn that older adults benefit similarly to younger adults
(Editor's note: This podcast is from The Not Old – Better Show.)
Today's show is another great one in our Fitness Friday series. We hear from returning guest, Sabrena Jo, director of science and research content for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit that sets fitness industry standards and provides certification for exercise professionals and health coaches.
Sabrena will be here to share important information about new research that answers a question often on our minds of the Not Old Better audience and community: Do older adults respond to exercise training in a way that is similar to their younger counterparts? Do older adults benefit in similar ways to younger adults from a regular fitness program? It turns out the answer is yes.
Sabrena explains the findings from a recent ACE study comparing two groups of subjects: 10 people between the ages of 18 and 35, and eight people between ages 50 and 65. All of the people were sedentary at the start of the study, but they were in relatively good health with no chronic diseases. The subjects were given individualized exercise programs based on their endurance abilities. After eight weeks of doing these programs, both groups showed similar levels of improvement in their fitness.