ERIC Number: ED319702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Elder Fit. A Health and Fitness Guide for Older Adults.
This guide is intended for use with the frail elderly, and as a start-off point for the well elderly who may not be engaged in an exercise program. Following a discussion on the values of an exercise program for older adults, suggestions are made for motivating participants to exercise. Precautions before, during, and after exercise are discussed. Implementing an elder fitness program is described, covering selecting the appropriate time and place, the equipment needed, and publicity. Detailed descriptions are given of eight fitness sessions. Walking as an adjunct to the elder fitness program is discussed. The appendices contain references for additional resources for the fitness program. (JD)
Descriptors: Exercise, Health Promotion, Motivation Techniques, Movement Education, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Physical Fitness, Program Implementation
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Publications, P.O. Box 704, Waldorf, MD 20604 ($13.95 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA.