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Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults-2nd Edition


Positive lifestyle choices can help older adults increase "health span" and maintain independence
For the past two decades, government and media outlets have predicted dire consequences resulting from aging world populations. However, the problems predicted to occur as a result of aging populations stem from advanced disability rather than just advanced age.
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Resistance band exercises improve older adults' upper- and lower-body strength
Resistance bands can be used to develop both upper- and lower-body strength.
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Psychosocial barriers must be considered when designing wellness programs for older adults
Failure to address psychosocial aspects of physical activity participation and failure to apply behavior change concepts to program design can consistently low participation rates in both community-based and senior-living-based venues.
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Strength and power exercises for older adults
Training strength with body weight requires that the muscles be challenged beyond what is normal for everyday activities. To improve power with body weight, you must add the speed component.
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Six dimensions of wellness are natural framework for programming
There is a profound difference between using wellness programs to fill time slots in an activity schedule and fostering an environment of well-being for both residents and staff.
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Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults-2nd Edition
Practical Programming Strategies
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Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, Second Edition, features an age-neutral focus on maximizing functional ability for older adults with 120 land-based and 72 water-based programming options. It also helps readers shift from a focus on fitness to a whole-person wellness approach.

© 2010
Book   176 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736057684

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