- Spinal Cord Injury and Exercise
- Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Among Older U.S. Adults with and without disabilities, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003.
- First Steps to Active Health: Balance and Flexibility Exercises for Older Adults
- Inclusive Physical Education
- Mother...Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night
- Aquatic Exercise for Children with Cerebral Palsy
- Low Muscle Strength and Obesity May Lead to Troublesome Health Concerns in Later Life in Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
- Tai Chi
- Impact of a walking program in people with Down syndrome
- Effects of Physical Activity on Life Expectancy with Cardiovascular Disease
- Active Aging: Fitness Professionals Hold the Key
- Influence of Tai Chi on Functional Capacity in Breast Cancer
- Fall Injury Prevention
- Addressing Barriers to Exercise with Older Adults
- Fitness in Parkinson's Disease
- Physical Activity and Bone Health: Strategies for Exercise Prescription and Osteoporosis
Abstract by: Caitlin Dugan
Wolf, S. L., Sattin, R. W., Kutner, M., O'Grady, M., Greenspan, A. I., and Gregor, R. J. (2003). Intense tai chi exercise training and fall occurrences in older, transitionally frail adults: A randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 51, 1693-1701.
Falls among older adults can cause serious injuries, expensive medical bills, and a lengthy recovery period. Equally, the fear of falling can burden the individual and preclude his or her engagement in social and physical activity. Physical activity specifically targeting lower body balance and strength shows promise in reducing the risk of falls.