If you work with older adults then this quiz is a must. You will learn about the optimal amounts of cardiovascular and resistance training for older adults just beginning an exercise program, and discover how you can help senior clients enhance their driving capabilities. This quiz offers tips on how to test your clients’ mobility and how to correct specific issues that they may face.
Available Course Credits
After reading these articles, you should be able to:
Discuss exercise recommendations for older adults, as defined by the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Explain what total daily energy expenditure (TEE), activity-related energy expenditure (AEE) and nonexercise activity-related energy expenditure (NEAT) represent.
Design an exercise program for older women (60-74 years) and provide an evidence-based rationale for the program design decisions based on the study reviewed.
Execute basic mobility assessments specific to driving.
Design exercise programming to improve the mobility necessary for functional driving tasks.
Explain why “exercises to stay fit for driving” should be added to the senior fitness curriculum.
October 2013 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 5: Exercise Guidelines for Older Women, and Safe Driving for Seniors
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