As the older adult population increases, so does the demand for fitness professionals
who understand the capabilities and special needs of seniors with illnesses,
disabilities, chronic disorders and sedentary lifestyles.
Exercise for Frail Elders, is the only exercise fitness guidebook to focus on working with frail elders and adults with special conditions and as such is an invaluable resource for improving functional fitness, maintaining aspects of independent living and enhancing quality of life.
Readers will gain a deeper understanding of 14 medical conditions common to older adults including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, orthopedic issues, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
Part I Planning a Successful Exercise Program for Frail Elders
Chapter 1. The Participants: Know Their Individual Needs
Chapter 2. The Exercise Program: Make It Motivating, Safe, and Effective
Chapter 3. The Leader: Tips and Strategies for Success
Part II. Implementing an Exercise Program for Frail Elders and Adults
Chapter 4. Warm-Up: Posture, Breathing, Range-of-Motion, and Stretching
Chapter 5. Resistance Training
Chapter 6. Aerobic Training and Dynamic Balance Activities
Chapter 7. Cool-Down: Stretching and Relaxation Exercises
Chapter 8. Putting Your Exercise Program Together
About the Author(s)
Elizabeth Best-Martini is a certified recreational therapist
specializing in the field of fitness, ageing, wellness and long-term care. She
specialises in working with adults with special needs and brings more than 30
years as a rehabilitation therapist to this book.
Kim A. Jones-DiGenova is a physical education instructor and teaches courses on strength and fitness training for older adults. She also serves as a health and fitness consultant and personal trainer in San Francisco.