Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Exercise for Older Adults-Ace's Guide for Fitness Professionals

Diane M Brooks, GNP

Abstract

Exercise for Older Adults - Ace's Guide for Fitness Professionals by Richard T. Cotton, ed.; 1998; San Diego, CA: American Council on Exercise; 230 pages

Designed for fitness professionals working with older adults, this book is well done and professional. Early chapters provide background on the physiology of aging, communication techniques, and common health problems encountered by the elderly.

A section on pre-exercise screening and assessment is followed by a chapter on exercise techniques specific to older persons. The step-bystep illustrations are photographs of older adults performing the prescribed exercises, including chair exercise, low impact aerobic, aerobics for muscle strengthening and stretching, and aquatic programming techniques. The final chapter reviews exercise programming and leadership - how to develop and implement an appropriate program for older adults.…

Exercise for Older Adults - Ace's Guide for Fitness Professionals by Richard T. Cotton, ed.; 1998; San Diego, CA: American Council on Exercise; 230 pages

Designed for fitness professionals working with older adults, this book is well done and professional. Early chapters provide background on the physiology of aging, communication techniques, and common health problems encountered by the elderly.

A section on pre-exercise screening and assessment is followed by a chapter on exercise techniques specific to older persons. The step-bystep illustrations are photographs of older adults performing the prescribed exercises, including chair exercise, low impact aerobic, aerobics for muscle strengthening and stretching, and aquatic programming techniques. The final chapter reviews exercise programming and leadership - how to develop and implement an appropriate program for older adults.

10.3928/0098-9134-20000501-14

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