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Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults : Practical Programming Strategies - Kay A.Van Norman

Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults

Practical Programming Strategies

Paperback Published: 7th April 2010
ISBN: 9780736057684
Number Of Pages: 176
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, Second Edition," is an introduction to aging and wellness and an essential guide to creating exercise and wellness programs for older adults, regardless of age or physical challenge. Readers will find the latest information on strength and power training and learn how to apply it to improve the functional abilities of older adults. The text provides a framework to help readers make the critical shift from expectations of decline to an age-neutral focus on maximizing functional ability.

The text, formerly titled "Exercise Programming for Older Adults," has been thoroughly updated to reflect the broad-based focus encompassing all aspects of wellness rather than just fitness. The author introduces the whole-person wellness concept, which fully engages individuals and helps them succeed in their pursuit of lifelong health and well-being. Specific strategies and exercises are presented to help professionals integrate the six dimensions of wellness (physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and vocational) into their programs. This edition includes a new chapter on identifying and overcoming the unseen or overlooked psychosocial barriers to participation in wellness programs and engaging adults in healthy habits. It also offers new information on program development, including techniques for creating and promoting programs in both senior living and community-based environments.

Like the first edition, "Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults "continues to provide a collection of easy-to-follow exercises for both water- and land-based programming. The book also offers guidelines on addressing programming for adults with functional limitations and special conditions. Both students and professionals can learn and improve programming efforts using the following features:

- 120 land-based programming options including chair, chair-assisted, low-impact aerobic, and resistance-training exercises

- 72 water-based programming options including range of motion, flotation and aerobic exercises, and exercises for clients with arthritis, all fully illustrated with underwater photos

- Case studies and testimonials that illustrate the potential results from participation in wellness and exercise programs

- A progression of exercises for both land- and water-based programs that allow greater flexibility to meet individual needs

- Wellness wrap-ups at the end of each chapter that emphasize the psychosocial aspects that can enhance and promote exercises and overall wellness

- Project MOVE, an approach that uses psychosocial research to motivate older adults to engage in wellness offerings

"Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults "gives readers the knowledge and tools to change their mind-set and approach to programming, helping their clients improve their overall fitness, health, and vitality.

Aging and Wellness
Aging World Populations
Profile of Older Americans
Attitudes Toward Aging
Challenging Barriers and Changing Needs
Adult Wellness: The Big Picture
Wellness Wrap-Up
Exercise Science and Changes in Functional Ability
Exercise Physiology and Aging Systems
Physical Conditions Requiring Special Consideration
Wellness Wrap-Up
Psychosocial Aspects of Programming
Understanding Psychosocial Concepts
Identifying Psychosocial Barriers
Applying Psychosocial Concepts
A New Model
Wellness Wrap-Up
Programming Guidelines
Program Components
Providing a Well-Rounded Exercise Program
Components of a Fitness Class
Wellness Wrap-Up
Land-Based Programming
Chair Exercise
Standing Exercise
Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise
Resistance Training Exercise
Wellness Wrap-Up
Water-Based Programming
Special Considerations for Water-Exercise Classes
General Format
Arthritis Water Exercise
Wellness Wrap-Up
Developing and Promoting Your Program
Working in Community-Based Environments
Promoting Your Exercise Program
Working in Senior-Living Environments
Meeting Senior-Living Challenges and Opportunities
Crafting a Culture of Wellness
Wellness Wrap-Up
About the Author
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780736057684
ISBN-10: 0736057684
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 7th April 2010
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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