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Author Scott, Sue, 1952-

Title ABLE bodies balance training / Sue Scott
Published Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xv, 447 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. All about ABLE Bodies balance training -- pt. 2. ABLE Bodies balance training activities
Summary ABLE Bodies Balance Training offers an activity-based program to improve balance and mobility for both fit and frail older adults. This practical instructor's guide provides more than 130 balance and mobility exercises that consider flexibility, strength, and cardiorespiratory endurance. These exercises enhance older adults' abilities to maintain balance in completing their everyday tasks. ABLE Bodies Balance Training uses current research and a component-based approach to training. Instructors are encouraged to use activities covering all five components of the program, and the exercises and activities are easily implemented with the use of existing facilities and inexpensive equipment. The program may be used in group or individual settings and can be customized according to level of experience: Beginning instructors can follow the 16-week session plan as a well-balanced training program that safely progress older adults through the exercises. The material is complete and may extend to a yearlong program. More experienced instructors may select exercises and activities from each of the five component categories to meet the individual needs of their older adult clients. The component-based organization of the text allows instructors to easily incorporate both exercises and conceptual ideas in fun, engaging, and creative ways into their existing programs. As a bonus, access to a dedicted ABLE Bodies Balance Training Web site is included with the book. It offers 15 downloadable activity handouts that instructors can print out and distribute to patients or clients for use at home. It also offers downloadable printouts of all the balance training activities in the book-over 130 conceptual ideas and activities for instructors to choose from either for planning their own sessions or for aiding their delivery of the 16-week session plan. Instructors can access the supplemental materials at
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Physical fitness for older people.
Exercise for older people.
Equilibrium (Physiology)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Healthy Living.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
Equilibrium (Physiology)
Exercise for older people
Physical fitness for older people
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781450486804