By Elizabeth Best-Martini
Workout for Frail Elders, moment version, emphasizes stability and contours over one hundred fifty images illustrating the layout and implementation of a secure and powerful workout application to enhance diversity of movement, energy, and cardio persistence for frail elders and older adults with specific needs.
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Both of these can reduce the symptoms of depression. Anxiety Deep breathing (see chapter 4) and relaxation (see chapter 7) help decrease anxiety. From E. A. Jones-DiGenova, 2014, Exercise for frail elders, 2nd ed. (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics). 8 Diabetes: Teaching Tips Characteristic Exercise and safety tips Low tolerance to heat and cold Avoid exercising in hot environments, because such settings increase the risk of heat injury for those with neuropathy (disease of the nerves). Avoid exercising in cold environments, which can impair circulation.
10 Hypertension: Teaching Tips Characteristic Exercise and safety tips Shortness of breath Offer frequent rest periods; participants should not overexert themselves. Limited endurance Aerobic exercises are encouraged, because they reduce systolic blood pressure and help to increase endurance. High-intensity exercise, however, should be discouraged. Increased blood pressure with exercise Avoid continuous over-the-head work with or without weights, because this activity increases blood pressure. General recommendations People with blood pressure above 180 over 110 should be encouraged to add endurance training only after initiating drug therapy (ACSM 2009a).
Continuity and frequency of exercise can help your participants see and feel the personal benefits of physical activity—a powerful intrinsic motivator. Seeing and feeling these benefits can increase participants’ motivation if their individual goals are being met. When participants experience success and notice how their exercising has affected their day-to-day life, be sure to have them share their story with the class, which can be a powerful extrinsic motivator. Hearing about the success of others is uplifting and motivating.