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Creator: College of Heath and Human Performance, University of Florida
Publisher: College of Heath and Human Performance
Publication Date: July 2008
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BOSU Ball!?!?
Our new BOSU ball is
here! View the
instructional poster and
ask a fitness instructor
to show you how it


July Member of the
Month!

Diane Hall

Congratulations!!
From your Living Well
staff




Health is not purely
dependent on the proper
functioning of our body's
physiological functioning.
Optimal health is holistic.
All the aspects of health
work in a continuum for
the best possible wellness.
It incorporates physical,
social, intellectual,
emotional, environmental,
and spiritual health
although; so much
attention is placed on only
the tangible components.
The word "health"
comes from the Anglican
word Hal, meaning whole


Living Well


cIVING WELLJuly Newsletter
College of Health and
m ^^ Human Performance


Aging: How it Affects You and Your Health


of bone minerals, muscle
mass, and flexibility.
osteoporosis is a
well known bone
disease in which
bones lose mineral
density and structural
changes occur due to a
decrease in bony
material. People with
osteoporosis are at a
greatly increased risk for
fractures. Osteopenia is a
less serious disease that
involves a reduction in
bone mineral density.
Both of these bone
diseases can be best
fought by participating in
weight-bearing exercise
(such as running or
squats) and consuming


enough calcium and
vitamin D.
going also brings a
natural decrease
in muscle
strength and flexibility.
Having less functional
muscles puts an elderly
person at a greater risk
for falls, which can cause
fractures and seriously
disrupt his or her
lifestyle. The good news
is that stretching and
performing resistance
exercises a few times per
week can significantly
improve muscular
strength and flexibility
for people of any age. So
remember, exercise can
help minimize some


s we grow older,
our bodies
naturally decline
in various aspects of
physical fitness. Three
such aspects are
decreases in bone
density, muscle strength,
and flexibility. The
typical sedentary
American lifestyle
doesn't make matters any
better; the "use it or lose
it" principle applies to
our fitness. An aging
person who doesn't
exercise has no
physiological need for
very dense bones or good
muscular strength. As a
result, he or she could
lose significant amounts


National Strength and Conditioning Association: Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning


Spirituality and Health


or holy. Spirituality is
closely linked to our
physical, emotional, and
mental health. There is no
separation between the
mind, body, and spirit.
A recent study of
spirituality among college
students from 46 diverse
universities and colleges
indicates that spirituality
may play a role in student
health, their grades, and
other aspects of student
life. Spiritual fitness is
important at all times in
your life. A study was
conducted that measured


the effects religious service
had on the health among
high-functioning elderly.
The results indicated that
attendance at religious
service on a weekly or
more frequent basis was
associated with better
health in older women. In
another similar study, it is
reported that frequent
religious attendance
predicted fewer functional
limitations over time.
Health is holistic.
Spirituality should never
be left under exercised.
Being spiritual doesn't


mean that you have to go
to church every Sunday or
temple on Saturday. It
simply means to be more
aware and experience the
interconnectedness
between you and your
surroundings. There is
clearly a link between
better health and
spirituality. Ensuring
health to the human spirit
is ensuring all aspects of
well-being
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Plyometrics is a type of exercise training
designed to produce fast, powerful movements and
improve the functions of the nervous system.
Plyometric movements use the strength, elasticity,
and innervation of muscle and surrounding tissues
to jump higher, run faster, or hit harder.
Plyometric training involves practicing
movements to toughen tissues and train nerve cells
to stimulate a specific pattern of muscle contraction
so the muscle generates as strong a contraction as
possible in the shortest amount of time. Plyometric
exercises use explosive movements to develop
muscular power, the ability to generate a large
amount of force quickly. This type of training
increases an athlete's power output without
necessarily increasing their maximum strength. It
is used to increase the speed or force of muscular
contractions, often with goals of increasing the
height of a jump or speed of a punch or throw.
National Strength and Conditioning
Association: Explosive Plyometric Exercise.


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Benefits of Plvometric Training
Increases muscle performance
Tones muscles
Improves balance and posture
Increases flexibility
Reduces capability for Injury

Safety Considerations with Plvometric
Training
Low intensity and low volume for people under
the age of 13 or for people who squat less than 1.5
times their bodyweight.
Surface-some degree of softness is needed.
Gymnastics mats are ideal, and grass is suitable.
Hard surfaces such as concrete should never be
used.
Footwear-must have adequate cushioning
and be well fitting.
Bodyweight-people who are over 240 lbs
should be very careful and low intensity
plyometric exercises should be selected.
Technique-most importantly, a participant
must be instructed on proper technique before
commencing any plyometric exercise. They
should be well rested and free of injury in any of
the limbs to be exercised.

Group Fitness Class
Schedule for July
Tone and Stretch
5:30 6:45pm M and W
Yoga
5:30 6:45pm T
Total Body
12:00-12:45pm W
Spin
12:30-1:15pmMandF


Electricity Shut Off!
BEGINNING JULY 3rd AT 2 PM
LIVING WELL WILL CLOSE AND
REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH JULY
7. LIVING WELL WILL REOPEN AT
5:30 A.M. ON JULY 8. WE
APOLOGIZE FOR THE




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