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Title Optimizing exercise and physical activity in older people / edited by Meg E. Morris, Adrian M.M. Schoo
Published Edinburgh ; New York : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004
Edinburgh : Butterworth Heinemann, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  613.70446 Mor/Oea  AVAILABLE
 MELB  613.70446 Mor/Oea  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Health benefits of physical activity for older adults: epidemiological approaches to the evidence -- 2. Grandmothers on the move: benefits, barriers and best practice interventions for physical activity and exercise in older women -- 3. Assisting health professionals to promote physical activity and exercise in older people -- 4. Physical activity and health in an ageing workforce -- 5. Biomechanical and neuromuscular considerations in the maintenance of an active lifestyle -- 6. Reducing the risk of osteoporosis: the role of exercise and diet -- 7. Strength training for older people -- 8. Declining muscle function in older people: repairing the deficits with exercise -- 9. Therapeutic exercise guidelines for the rehabilitation of older people following fracture -- 10. Physical activity and exercise in people with osteoarthritis -- 11. Common foot problems that can impair performance of regular physical activity and exercise in older people: prevention and treatment -- 12. Physical activity and falls prevention -- 13. Effects of dual task interference on postural control, movement and physical activity in healthy older people and those with movement disorders -- 14. Precautions and contraindications for exercise in elderly people with cardiorespiratory or musuloskeletal conditions -- 15. Exercise training for older people with type 2 diabetes
Summary Providing a comprehensive account of how health and quality of life can be enhanced in later life by regular physical activity, this text explores the latest approaches to health promotion and education, exercise therapy, rehabilitation and movement training. Practical suggestions are made on how to apply this to everyday practice, with both healthy older people and those with medical conditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Adult
Subject Exercise -- Aged
Physical fitness -- Aged
Exercise for older people.
Physical fitness for older people.
Exercise Therapy.
Age Factors.
Exercise Movement Techniques.
Exercise Therapy.
Physical Fitness.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Author Schoo, Adrian M. M., editor
Morris, Meg E., editor
ISBN 9780750654791 (paperback)
0750654791 (paperback)
Other Titles Exercise and physical activity in older people