ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults

ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults

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In ACSM’s Exercise for Older Adults world-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

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In ACSM’s Exercise for Older Adults world-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609136475
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
578,104
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


1 Understanding Human Aging

2 Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

3 Active Living - Options and Benefits for Seniors

4 Motivating Older Adults to Initiate and Maintain Physically Active Lifestyles

5 Physical Activity Options for Healthy Older Adults

6 Active Options for Older Adults with Special Issues and Concerns

7 Assessing Progress and Performance in Older Adults

8 Healthy Lifestyles in Old Age – Integrating Physical Activity with Stress Reduction, Healthy Eating and other Wellness Strategies

9 Helping Older Adults Select the Physical Activity Program that’s Right for Them 

10 Frequently Asked Questions by Older Adults

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