SpecicalConsiderationsWithOtherHealthyPopulations+-+Seniors

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Special Considerations with other Healthy Populations Senior Fitness The older adult: defined as individuals > 65 years and individuals 50-64 years with clinically significant conditions or physical limitations that affect movement.
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Senior Citizen Population on Brink of Explosion in World and in United States June 24, 2009: The U.S. Census Bureau has released data over several recent days that highlight to staggering boom in the senior citizen population in the world and nation. U.S. seniors may increase by 40% in five years, world senior (65-&-older) age group to triple by 2050, from 516 million in 2009 to 1.53 billion in 2050.
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Supporting Evidence of Benefits of Physical Activity Slowing physiologic changes of aging that impair exercise capacity; Optimizing age-related changes in body composition; Promoting psychological and cognitive well- being; Managing chronic diseases; Reducing the risks of physical disability; and Increasing longevity .
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Goals: fitness in older population Two of the most important goals of senior fitness instructors… delay physical frailty and improve functional mobility Many would say the quality of life in later years depends to a large degree on being able to continue to do what you want, without pain, for as long as possible.
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Assessing the older adult Senior Fitness Test: California State University, Fullerton, developed and validated a new fitness test battery designed especially for older adults: the (Rikli and Jones, 2001).
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Senior Fitness Test Based on a functional fitness framework, which points out that being able to perform everyday activities (e.g. personal care, shopping, housework) requires the ability to perform functional movements, such as walking, stair climbing and standing up; and that these functional movements, in turn, are dependent on having sufficient physiologic reserve (i.e. strength, endurance, flexibility, balance). One unique feature of the Senior Fitness Test is that it measures physiologic parameters using functional movement tasks, such as standing, bending, lifting, reaching and walking. Instructors should never assume that tests developed and validated for younger age groups will be appropriate for older adults.
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Framework FUNCTIONS Walking Stair climbing Standing up from chair Lifting/reachin g Bending/kneel ing ACTIVITY GOALS Personal care Shopping/erra nds Housework Gardening Sports Traveling PHYSICAL PARAMETERS Muscle strength and endurance Aerobic endurance Flexibility Motor ability power speed/agility
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The Senior Fitness Test Chair Stand Test Purpose: to assess the lower body strength needed for various daily tasks such as walking, climbing the stairs, getting up and down off of a chair/car/shower/bathtub. Significance: Increased ability to perform
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ESS 4317 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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