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Recent publications and studies about Geri-Fit
Crandell, Jason (2021) - Topics in Exercise Science & Kinesiology Vol. 2: Issue 1, Article 6, 2021 Physical Activity Intervention for Older Adults in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

Baker, Breanne S. et al, (2021) - Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, Volume 7: 1-9 Resistance Training Reduces Age- and Geography-Related Physical Function Discrepancies in Older Adults

Daniels, K. et al (2020) - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Promoting Healthy Aging During Covid 19

Lenstra, N. & Fisher, F. (2020) Geri-Fit® at the Library: Studying Small and Rural Public Libraries as Venues for Active Living Among Older Adults. Let's Move in Libraries

Wiley Click here October 22, 2020. Findings of the 2019 Virtual Geri-Fit study.

Elsevier - Journal of Biomechanics May 3, 2018. The Geri-Fit program is referenced.

Active & Healthy Aging, Avidscience.com, September 2017, page 29 regarding the Geri-Fit program.

Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 10, 2017

The Journal of Nurse Practitioners Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 66 - January, 2017

Aging and Disease Volume 8, Number 2, Page 12 - April, 2017

Activities, Adaptation & Aging - September 18, 2012

Long Term Program Outcomes for Geri-Fit Enrollment 10+ Years - January 3, 2018

Active & Healthy Aging, Avidscience.com, September 2017, page 29

Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 10, 2017

The Journal of Nurse Practitioners Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 66 - January, 2017

Aging and Disease Volume 8, Number 2, Page 12 - April, 2017

Activities, Adaptation & Aging - September 18, 2012

Handbook of Rehabilitation in Older Adults, Health and Wellness Programs for Older Adults, pp 487-506, February 2019

In addition to previous published studies involving the Geri-Fit program, this February 2017 issue of Clinical Interventions in Aging reported that older adults age 65+ that participated in the Geri-Fit top tier evidence-based health promotion program showed an 80.8% improvement in balance over a 90-day period. To the left is a graph showing the decrease in postural sway, a strong fall risk indicator. The higher the number, the higher the fall risk. Geri-Fit substantially reduced the fall risk.  For more information:  Goble DJ, Hearn MC, Baweja HS (2017) Combination of BTrackS and Geri-Fit as a targeted approach for assessing and reducing the postural sway of older adults with high fall risk. Clin Interv Aging 12:351–357. https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S131047PubMedPubMedCentralCrossRefGoogle Scholar

In an even more recent study on virtual fitness and online fitness conducted in 2019, Geri-Fit teamed up with Dr. Noah Lenstra of the University of North Carolina Greensboro where 535 Geri-Fitters across the U.S. participated in a DVD fitness program.  To read about the study, click here
 
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