Exercise for Frail Elders

ISBN-10: 0736036873

ISBN-13: 9780736036870

Edition: 2003

Authors: Elizabeth Best-Martini, Kim A. Botenhagen-DiGenova

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This training guide aims to prescribe an exercise programme as part of a general functioning, wellness and/or rehabilitation programme for frail elders and adults with special needs. It also offers advice on how to assess individual needs and develop good leadership skills in exercise classes.
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 3/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Planning a Successful Exercise Program
The Participants: Know Their Individual Needs
Defining Frail Elders and Special Needs
Common Medical Disorders in the Elderly
Summary
The Exercise Program: Make It Motivating, Safe, and Effective
Make It Motivating
Make It Safe
Make It Effective
Summary
The Leader: Steps to Success
Creating a Sense of Fun and Community
How to Set Up a Group Exercise Class
Helpful Tips for Opening Your Exercise Class
Successful Strategies for Leading Your Exercise Class
Helpful Tips for Closing Your Exercise Class
Summary
Implementing an Exercise Program
Warm-Up First: Range-of-Motion, Stretching, Posture, and Breathing Exercises
Guidelines for Warm-Up Exercises
Safety Precautions for Warm-Up Exercises
Basic Seated Warm-Up Exercises
Basic Standing Warm-Up Exercises
Variations and Progression
Aerobic Training for Cardiovascular Endurance (by Janie Clark, MA)
Basic Seated Aerobic Exercises
Basic Standing Aerobic Exercises
Variations and Progression
Illustrated Aerobic Exercises
Resistance Training for Muscular Strength and Endurance
Myths About Resistance Training
Basic Seated Resistance Exercises
Basic Standing Resistance and Balance Exercises
Variations and Progression
Illustrated Resistance Exercises
Cool-Down: Stretching and Relaxation Exercises
Guidelines for Cool-Down Exercises
Safety Precautions for Cool-Down Exercises
Basic Seated Cool-Down Exercises
Basic Standing Stretching Exercises
Variations and Progression
Illustrated Stretching Exercises
Putting Your Exercise Program Together
Designing Your Exercise Program
Scheduling Your Exercise Classes
Modifying the Exercises
Progressing Your Exercise Class
Maintaining Fitness Results
Monitoring Attendance and Progress
Appendices
Physiological Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Persons
Psychological Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Persons
Statement of Medical Clearance for Exercise
Cover Letter to Physician
Medical History and Risk Factor Questionnaire
Exercise Program Informed Consent
Par-Q and You: Fitness Questionnaire
Fitness Goal Map
Exercise Equipment Chart
Muscles of the Human Body
Resistance Training Log
Glossary
References
Suggested Resources
Index
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