550 : Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction in Aging

Time Block K1 - Friday, 4:30-6:00pm

Session Format : Workshop

by Mark Kelly, PhD

27 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: CA16-S550


Let's take a look at some new perspectives on working with older adults. See how making an early start on healthy aging practices and focusing on fun, mentally engaging exercises will help older adults to maintain functional status. Learn why and how exercise counters age-related declines, and also which exercises are required for different individuals. Walk away with realistic exercise regressions and progressions, as well as mentally engaging exercises that can be used to dial up the fun factor while enhancing neural plasticity.

About the Author

Mark Kelly, PhD

Mark Kelly, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Mark P. Kelly, PhD, CSCS, has been involved in the fitness business for 30 years as a teacher in universities and colleges, and as a corporate wellness director, trainer, group (boot camp) owner and instructor. A nationally ranked duathlete and competitive runner, he currently teaches exercise physiology at California State University, Fullerton. His company, Principle-Centered Health, specializes in assessments and corporate wellness.