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Functional fitness for older adults

Author: Patricia A Brill
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Older adults are liable to resist exercise, yet remaining active is crucial in enabling them to retain or regain a reasonable quality of life. This text is an illustrated guide for activity  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia A Brill
ISBN: 0736046569 9780736046565
OCLC Number: 53839890
Description: xiv, 129 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Functional independence and quality of life --
Quality of life --
Benefits of functional fitness --
Muscles used in activities of daily living --
Activity programming for older adults --
Assessing needs --
Selecting appropriate programs --
Ensuring exercise safety and effectiveness --
Recruiting recruiting participants in group settings --
Motivating older adults to continue participating --
Making your job easier --
Exercise guidelines for special populations --
Arthritis --
Heart disease or hypertension --
Diabetes --
Parkinson's disease --
Stroke --
Peripheral vascular disease --
Hip fractures --
Low back pain --
Depression --
Osteoporosis --
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease --
General functional fitness programs --
Lift to function --
Squeeze to function --
Strengthen to function --
Balance to function --
Walk 'n' wheel to function --
Functional fitness programs for special populations --
Step up to function --
Hold it to function --
Move to function --
Remember to function. Exercise instructions --
Warm-up and cool-down exercises --
Upper-body exercises --
Abdominal exercises --
Lower-body sitting exercises --
Lower-body standing exercises and seated modifications --
Lower-body standing exercises --
Individual balance exercises --
Group balance exercises standing in a line --
Group balance exercises sitting in a circle --
Sitting foot exercises --
Program guides --
Lift to function exercise program --
Squeeze to function exercise program --
Strengthen to function exercise program --
Balance to function exercise program --
Walk 'n' wheel to function exercise program --
Step up to function exercise program --
Hold it to function exercise program --
Move to function exercise program --
Remember to function exercise program --
Door hanger.
Responsibility: Patricia A. Brill.
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