Addresses how to start a physical activity programme, including advice on choosing a health club, personal trainer or home equipment that's right for your needs. This title is useful for older adults who want to become physically active or for those adults who are already active but would like some guidance on issues related to physical activity.
This title is ideal for older adults who want to become physically active or for those adults who are already active but would like some guidance on specific issues related to physical activity and the older adult. It addresses how to start and stick with a physical activity programme, including advice on choosing a health club, personal trainer or home equipment that's right for your needs and fitting in a physical activity programme in to your life. It provides answers to common questions or concerns, such as talking to a doctor about physical activity, adapting a routine to fit around any health concerns and ways to adapt specific physical activities to their individual needs. It is designed to be easy to read, featuring lots of photos and large print writing, and the programme is fun to follow with interactive exercises and resources for active living.
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"The authors, doctors all, explore the merits of physical activity pass the 50-year mark, providing plans and fine-tuning existing programs.
Regardless of age, say the authors, everyone should feel the exhiliration of exercise and derive the health benefits from a solid workout. They understand it's never easy to start: You have to get motivated, find time, assess risk and safety issues and develop an individualized plan. Since this can be daunting, the authors start from the beginning--getting started, then preparing, acting and maintaining the program. They stress the importance of keeping things interesting and challenging, and they give special emphasis to lifestyle changes that use everyday activities to help you keep fit: take the stairs, walk the dog, forget drive-up windows, don't use anything remote. Stage by stage, the authors provide the mental, emotional and behavioral skills necessary to keep active, and the workbook format is a useful tool.
A simple, encouraging guide to maintaining fitness after the age of 50."
About Brenda Wright
Walter Ettinger is a physician and former university professor in gerontology. He is currently the President of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Steven Blair is the CEO of The Cooper Institute and is one of the worlds' leading experts in the area of physical activity and health. Brenda Wright is an experienced health promotion consultant, teacher, trainer and writer.
Fitness After 50 by Brenda Wright
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