In ACSM’s Exercise for Older Adults world-renowned researchers and practitioners make a compelling case for older adults to engage in physical activity. Over the course of ten chapters, the text highlights the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Students and professionals will benefit from implementation strategies including motivation to initiate and maintain exercise; options for healthy older adults; options for older adults with special needs; and assessing progress and performance. The text completes its presentation by including practical information on integrating exercise into complete healthy lifestyles with consideration to helping individuals select a physical activity program that works. A frequently asked questions chapter provides exercise professionals with resources to anticipate and respond to their clients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781469825816
ISBN (Print)9781469825281, 9781609136475
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

Publication series

NameAmerican College Of Sports Medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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