There is definitely no reminder needed that summer is here in full force! Heat and humidity here in South Florida. It reminds me of the USMC saying that "No one ever drowned in sweat!". I am extremely happy that tech gear was developed for workouts. It beat the heck out of the all cotton tee's that I trained in as a kid. You've heard it before, but just a reminder to hydrate properly before heading out.
I recently read a fantastic book: “BALANCE In Search of the Lost Sense” by Scott McCredie which reinforces my believe that our body is an amazing machine, a super computer that is capable for making adaptations to the challenges we place upon it even at advanced age(90+ years)!
I was excited to read another article this month by Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., in the 2nd. Quarter issue of ACSM Certified News about the benefits of resistance exercise for older adults and elderly individuals. An enormous amount of research has been done since the 1980's on the benefits of muscle strengthening exercise and the aging body.
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING?Functional fitness training can be described as any program that includes exercises designed to mimic and/or help you to perform daily tasks or activities safely and efficiently.