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Excerpts — Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 7th Edition With Online Video

Technology can boost physical activity promotion  

Technology is a double-edged sword. Computers, for example, contribute to sedentary leisure-time behaviors (e.g., playing seated computer games). On the other hand, technology has been used to promote physical activity and change exercise behavior.

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Provide an estimate of total body volume with hydrostatic weighing

Hydrostatic weighing (HW) is a valid, reliable, and widely used laboratory method for assessing total Db. Hydrostatic weighing provides an estimate of total body volume (BV) from the water displaced by the body’s volume.

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Recommended balance training programs for older adults

The ACSM’s 2008 "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" suggests balance training at least 3 days a week for inactive and active older adults (\gte\65 yr). In a position statement on exercise for older adults (Chodzko-Zajko et al. 2009), the ACSM also recommended that older adults engage in balance activities at least two times week.

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