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1st Edition

The Feeling Great! Wellness Program for Older Adults

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ISBN 9780866568548
Published November 22, 1988 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

The “Feeling Great!” Wellness Program is an inspirational book describing a successful health care program for older adults. Created for people who desire a richer life, “Feeling Great!” is a program of everyday miracles--the regaining of body strength and movement and the expanding of physical abilities. Participants learn to improve their physical, emotional, and psychological health through a comprehensive wellness program. A training manual and self-help guide, this motivational volume looks at an effective program that allows older adults to learn about their health care needs and options, practice a daily exercise program suited to their abilities, develop supportive new friendships, increase their self-esteem, and overcome barriers of ill health, poor diet, sedentary lifestyles, and physical and emotional difficulties. The “Feeling Great!” Wellness Program for Older Adults offers a comprehensive view of a quality program through the eyes of both participant and instructor. The text can be used for personal interest as well as a training manual for professionals who work with older adults.

Features Offered in The “Feeling Great!” Wellness Program for Older Adults:

  • Over 40 photographs
  • The interaction of medication, nutrition, and exercise
  • Attitude and exercise guidelines
  • Liability concerns
  • Step-by-step program description
  • Sample health care lectures covering topics such as diet and nutrition
  • Exercise pointers for people with arthritis
  • Contraindicative exercises
  • Cardiovascular fitness routines
  • Minimizing the risks of exercise
  • Addressing the emotional and physical fears of exercise
  • Handling diverse abilities within a group setting
  • Nine different exercise activity routines
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Sample program materials including a participant activity profile and health history

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Chapter I: Introduction to the “Feeling Great!” Program
  • Birth of the “Feeling Great!” Program: One Instructor’s Challenge
  • Program Description
  • “Feeling Great!” Approach
  • Addressing the Needs of the “Whole” Person
  • Marketing Suggestions
  • Ingredients Which Make “Feeling Great!” Program Special
  • Why People Need the “Feeling Great!” Program
  • Benefits of the Program Activities
  • What a Successful Program Will Mean!
  • Chapter II: The “Feeling Great!” Class Members
  • “Feeling Great!” Participants Were Asked “How Has the Program Helped You?”
  • Chapter III: Program Mechanics
  • Barriers to Participation
  • Specific Deterrents and Remedies
  • The Interaction of Medication, Nutrition, and Exercise
  • Motivation
  • Ways to Instill Motivation
  • Humor
  • Attitude Guidelines
  • Staffing
  • Volunteer Involvement
  • Fees
  • Liability
  • Chapter IV: Program Outline
  • General Program Outline
  • Apparatus
  • Step by Step Description of the “Feeling Great!” Program
  • Exercise Home Program
  • Health Care Lecture Suggestions
  • Health Care Information Resources
  • Sample Health Care Lectures
  • Chapter V: Exercise Outline
  • Physical Fitness
  • Five Important Phases of Exercise Routines
  • Developing a Personal Fitness Plan
  • Stretching
  • Cardiovascular Fitness and Target Heart Rate
  • Exercise Pointers From the YMCA Program “Twinges in the Hinges” An Exercise Program for People With Arthritis
  • Fear of Exercise:Exercise for Those People Who Are Out of Shape and for Those Who Have Some Physical Pain
  • Fitness--Minimizing the Risk
  • Common Physical Problems and Interventions When Exercising
  • Exercise Guidelines
  • Fitness Leadership
  • Handling Diverse Abilities and Interests in a Group
  • Music
  • Apparatus and Activities Used With Basic Exercise Patterns
  • Fitness Exercises
  • Chair Exercises
  • Standing Exercises
  • Walking (Cardiovascular Exercise) Routine
  • Frisbee Exercises
  • Broomstick Exercises
  • Rubber Tubing Exercises
  • Hand-Weight Exercises
  • Mat Exercises
  • Swimming and Water Exercises
  • Active Games
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Chapter VI: Program Materials
  • Description of Forms
  • Forms
  • Chapter VII: Conclusion
  • Problems/Solutions
  • Universities for Growing Older/Growing Younger
  • Ageless Aging
  • References/Bibliography
  • Exercise
  • Aging and Related Subjects
  • Health Care
  • Index

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