exercise Tips

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Safety First

Exercise is safe.  However, helping the older adult to follow a few safety recommendations can help him/her stay injury free and active. Prior to starting an exercise program, the safety recommendations list below should be reviewed with the older adult,

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Getting Ready for Exercise

The purpose of this chapter, Getting Ready for Exercise, is to give the health care provider the tools necessary for helping the older adult create a strong foundation for beginning an exercise or physical activity program. A strong foundation is essential for keeping up an exercise program. Use of the information and strategies presented in this chapter will…

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 Assessing the Starting Point

Determining the older adult’s current physical activity status is very important when creating an exercise program and setting short- and long-term goals. Therefore, it is important to discover whether or not the older adult is participating in the recommended levels of physical activity for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.