The WHO have produced a number of publications on how to increase activity in older people, including the Heidelberg Guidelines on Promotion of Activity to Older People. These documents are available in a number of different languages. All links available on this URL.
Miriam E. Nelson & Sarah Wernick MD. Gives some basic information on the skeletal structure, how bones work and what they need, and also includes advice for men on how to adapt the plan for themselves.
Paperback, 318p, Perigee Books 2001. Glossary, index.
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C. Jones, Debra Rose. The first book to detail the fundamental knowledge and skills associated with the curriculum standards for training physical activity instructors of older adults. The proposed standards were developed by a national coalition of senior fitness specialists and published in 1998 in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Physical Activity Instruction…
Exercise for Frail Elders – Betsy Best-Martini, Kim Botenhagen-DiGenova Designing an exercise programme as part of either a general recreation, restorative or rehabilitation programme. It is a practical reference for instructors working with seniors, the frail elderly and other special adult populations. Each exercise has photos and safety tips as well as variation and progression…
Patricia A Brill. An illustrated guide for professionals working with older adults over the age of 65, especially those who have a reduced quality of life. Specific guidelines are included for working with older adults with arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis and stroke. ISBN: 0736046569 You can buy the…
Improving your balance is extremely important to prevent falls. The American Geriatrics Society believe you can improve your balance dramatically in just two minutes per day. Click on the image opposite to download the exercises
This leaflet is now out of print, but you can download the pdf here.
This leaflet is designed to give practical advice and simple steps that you can take to reduce the risk of falling on stairs.
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