Physical Activity of Older Adults, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive text available for current and future fitness professionals. It helps design and implement effective, safe and fun physical activity programmes for older adults.
Along with an updated review of the research and literature, this new second edition introduces a new chapter on the concept of whole person wellness. It offers strategies for integrating the six dimensions (physical, emotional, intellectual, vocational, spiritual and social) into health promotion and physical activity programmes for older adults.
This comprehensive guide blends theory, practical content and detailed instruction to form four main parts. Each part addresses one or more of the nine training modules that comprise the International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults.
Debra Rose is a professor in the division of kinesiology and health science at California State University. She is nationally and internationally recognised for her work in assessment and programming for fall risk reduction. Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.