ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults

ISBN-10: 1609136470
ISBN-13: 9781609136475
Edition: 2014
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Description: InACSM’s Exercise for Older Adultsworld-renowned researchers and practitioners make a compelling case for older adults to engage in physical activity. Over the course of ten chapters, the text highlights the physiological, psychological, and social  More...

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List price: $31.50
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

InACSM’s Exercise for Older Adultsworld-renowned researchers and practitioners make a compelling case for older adults to engage in physical activity. Over the course of ten chapters, the text highlights the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of a physically active lifestyle.  Students and professionals will benefit from implementation strategies including motivation to initiate and maintain exercise; options for healthy older adults; options for older adults with special needs; and assessing progress and performance. The text completes its presentation by including practical information on integrating exercise into complete healthy lifestyles with consideration to helping individuals select a physical activity program that works. A frequently asked questions chapter provides exercise professionals with resources to anticipate and respond to their clients. Features:·        Chapter IntroductionsandChapter Outlinesat the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of important concepts.·        Key Pointboxes illustrate terms, definitions, and ideas.·        Real-Life Stories, or vignettes, describe older adults who have successfully implemented physical activity programs.·        Questions for Reflectionhelp students review what they have learned and encourage students to engage in critical thinking. The American College of Sports Medicine, founded in 1954, is the world’s largest sports medicine and exercise science organization with more than 45,000 national, regional, and international members and certified professionals in more than 90 countries. With professionals representing more than 70 occupations, ACSM offers a 360-degree view of sports medicine and exercise science. From academicians to students and from personal trainers to physicians, the association of public health, health/fitness, clinical exercise, and health care professionals is dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives through science, education, medicine, and policy. For more information, visitwww.acsm.org,www.acsm.org/facebook,and www.twitter.com/acsmnews.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Understanding Human Aging
Physical and Psychological Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise for Healthy Older Adults
Active Living-Options and Benefits for Seniors
Motivating Older Adults to Initiate and Maintain a Physically Active Lifestyle
Physical Activity Options for Healthy Older Adults
Active Options for Older Adults with Special Issues and Concerns
Assessing Physical Activity, Fitness, and Progress in Older Adults
Healthy Lifestyles in Old Age: Integrating Physical Activity with Nutrition to Maintain a Healthy Body Composition and Prevent Disability
Helping Older Adults Select the Physical Activity Program That's Right for Them
Frequently Asked Questions about Physical Activity
Appendix: Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
Index

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