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CURRENCY FOR RETIREMENT

INVESTING IN PHYSICAL CAPITAL

Dondzila, Chris Ph.D.; Glass, Steve Ph.D., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000509
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Apply It! •Help your clients look at their body as a nest egg — just like their money. The analogy will not be lost on them and might just change their view of the importance of activity.

•Reinforce that no matter the point in your life that these efforts begin, it is never too late, and the investment can be tailored based on your health, capabilities, goals, and resources.

•Choose a diverse portfolio of movement that fits where the client is currently and activities that encourage social interaction.

Chris Dondzila, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Movement Science Department at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Dondzila’s research interests include strategies to promote and maintain physical activity across the life span, with particular emphasis on health and physical functioning in older adults.

Steve Glass, Ph.D., FACSM, is a full professor at Grand Valley State University and has been a member of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1988. His research interests are in exercise programming, muscle activation studies, and using perception of effort as a tool to design exercise programs. He is an avid exerciser and competes in ballroom dancing with his wife.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest and do not have any financial disclosures.

© 2019 American College of Sports Medicine.