ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults
In ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults world-renowned researchers and practitioners make a compelling case for older adults to engage in physical activity. Over the course of ten chapters, the text highlights the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Students and professionals will benefit from implementation strategies including motivation to initiate and maintain exercise; options for healthy older adults; options for older adults with special needs; and assessing progress and performance.
The text completes its presentation by including practical information on integrating exercise into complete healthy lifestyles with consideration to helping individuals select a physical activity program that works. A frequently asked questions chapter provides exercise professionals with resources to anticipate and respond to their clients. ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults features:
- Chapter Introductions and Chapter Outlines at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of important concepts.
- Key Point boxes illustrate terms, definitions, and ideas.
- Real-Life Stories, or vignettes, describe older adults who have successfully implemented physical activity programs.
- Questions for Reflection help students review what they have learned and encourage students to engage in critical thinking.
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