Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults : Practical Programming Strategies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-07
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, is an essential guide to creating exercise and wellness programmes for older adults. The text helps readers make the critical shift from expectations of decline to a focus on maximising functional ability.

Table of Contents

Aging and Wellness
Aging World Populations
Profile of Older Americans
Attitudes Toward Aging
Challenging Barriers and Changing Needs
Adult Wellness: The Big Picture
Wellness Wrap-Up
Exercise Science and Changes in Functional Ability
Exercise Physiology and Aging Systems
Physical Conditions Requiring Special Consideration
Wellness Wrap-Up
Psychosocial Aspects of Programming
Understanding Psychosocial Concepts
Identifying Psychosocial Barriers
Applying Psychosocial Concepts
A New Model
Wellness Wrap-Up
Programming Guidelines
Program Components
Providing a Well-Rounded Exercise Program
Components of a Fitness Class
Wellness Wrap-Up
Land-Based Programming
Chair Exercise
Standing Exercise
Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise
Resistance Training Exercise
Wellness Wrap-Up
Water-Based Programming
Special Considerations for Water-Exercise Classes
General Format
Arthritis Water Exercise
Wellness Wrap-Up
Developing and Promoting Your Program
Working in Community-Based Environments
Promoting Your Exercise Program
Working in Senior-Living Environments
Meeting Senior-Living Challenges and Opportunities
Crafting a Culture of Wellness
Wellness Wrap-Up
About the Author
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