Exercise for Frail Elders / Edition 1

Exercise for Frail Elders / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Best-Martini, Kim Botenhagen-DiGenova
     
 

ISBN-10: 0736036873

ISBN-13: 9780736036870

Pub. Date: 03/03/2003

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Today's fitness leader not only needs training in leading a comprehensive exercise program but also needs an understanding of the limitations and special needs of those with illness, disability, chronic disorders, or a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise for Frail Elders assists you in designing an exercise program as part of either

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Today's fitness leader not only needs training in leading a comprehensive exercise program but also needs an understanding of the limitations and special needs of those with illness, disability, chronic disorders, or a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise for Frail Elders assists you in designing an exercise program as part of either a general recreation, wellness, restorative, or rehabilitation program. It is a practical reference for those instructors working with seniors, the frail elderly, and other special adult populations.

This training guide will give program directors, administrators, and fitness leaders the tools they need to help frail elders and adults with special needs maintain or improve their level of functional fitness. Most older adults have special needs, and this guide will equip leaders to teach exercise to all older adults. Exercise for Frail Elders offers assistance with the inherent challenges in when working with older adults. At the same time, the text shows leaders how to promote a sense of fun and social connectedness in an exercise program.

In the text, exercise programs begin with seated exercises and progress through standing exercises. They are presented in a linear progression that mirrors the setup of a comprehensive exercise class:

-Warm-up exercises for enhancing range of motion, stretching, posture, and breathing exercises

-Aerobic training exercises for increasing cardiovascular endurance

-Resistance training exercises for increasing muscular strength and endurance

-Cool-down exercises for promoting flexibility and relaxation
The authors have gone to great lengths to ensure that individual exercises are clear and accurately illustrated. Each exercise has photos, safety tips, and reminders as well as variation and progression options that will enable you to be creative and flexible with your fitness program and tailor your program to meet participants' needs.

Exercise for Frail Elders is divided into two parts. Part I describes how to plan a successful program; assess individual needs; ensure safety; and develop leadership skills for presenting, motivating, and creating a sense of belonging in your classes. Part II shows how to implement exercise programs tailored to frail elders and those with special needs. The last chapter of part II presents strategies for putting together an exercise program to accommodate the participants, which includes developing the program as participants' skills improve.

What makes Exercise for Frail Elders unique is the thorough presentation and explanations that show how to design, present, and adapt an exercise program to meet the needs of older adults. The information is presented in a user-friendly format and includes reference charts, forms, checklists, and exercise recommendations for a comprehensive list of diseases and disorders. This book is a valuable resource not only for directors and administrators of physical activity programs but also for fitness leaders working with older adults.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736036870
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
03/03/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Part I. Planning a Successful Exercise Program
Chapter 1.
The Participants: Know Their Individual Needs
Defining Frail Elders and Special Needs
Common Medical Disorders in the Elderly
Summary

Chapter 2. The Exercise Program: Make It Motivating, Safe, and Effective
Make It Motivating
Make It Safe
Make It Effective
Summary

Chapter 3. 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

Part II. Implementing an Exercise Program
Chapter 4.
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

Chapter 5. Aerobic Training for Cardiovascular Endurance (by Janie Clark, MA)
Basic Seated Aerobic Exercises
Basic Standing Aerobic Exercises
Variations and Progression
Illustrated Aerobic Exercises

Chapter 6. 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

Chapter 7. 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

Chapter 8. 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
Appendix A. Physiological Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Persons
Appendix B. Psychological Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Persons
Appendix C.Statement of Medical Clearance for Exercise
Appendix D. Cover Letter to Physician
Appendix E. Medical History and Risk Factor Questionnaire
Appendix F. Exercise Program Informed Consent
Appendix G. Par-Q and You: Fitness Questionnaire
Appendix H. Fitness Goal Map
Appendix I. Exercise Equipment Chart
Appendix J. Muscles of the Human Body
Appendix K. Resistance Training Log

Glossary
References
Suggested Resources
Index

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