Earn continuing education credits/units with this course covering three topics on senior fitness. First, learn interesting new research that offers insights into helping older adults age “into health.” Then, discover how to help your older-adult clients and class participants boost brain health and enhance lifelong learning. Finally, review some of the latest research on older-adult water exercise with practical poolside applications.
Articles and test are from the February 2010 CEC Senior Fitness issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.
After reading these articles, readers should be able to do the following:
- Explain and discuss factors associated with healthy aging.
- Elaborate on some of the different kinds of physical activity and exercise that improve the physical health of older adults.
- Explain the clinical relationship between geriatric syndrome, diabetes, exercise and health.
- Discuss the clinical aspects of osteoporosis, exercise training, flexibility, balance, fall prevention and aging.
- Elucidate some factors that contribute to successful cognitive health with aging and some current aging statistics on health.
- Identify and discuss the four major regions of the brain.
- List and explain the critical domains of a brain-healthy lifestyle.
- Summarize exercise classes and programming ideas that can positively affect the critical domains of a brain-healthy lifestyle.
- Outline the ACSM Exercise Guidelines for adults age 65 and older.
- Discuss the positive effects of exercise on the brain.
- Identify new topics and findings that expand understanding of water-based training for older clients.
- Develop water exercise strategies that can serve as a gateway or a complement to land training.
- Identify how and to what extent water exercise affects movement biomechanics and muscle activation when compared with land exercise.
- Predict the training outcomes and benefits of water exercise for a variety of situations and limitations.