Exercise for Aging Adults

A Guide for Practitioners

  • Gail M. Sullivan
  • Alice K. Pomidor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Maren S. Fragala
    Pages 1-11
  3. Melissa J. Benton
    Pages 13-27
  4. Liza Stathokostas, Gareth Jones
    Pages 29-39
  5. Lynn B. Panton, Ashley L. Artese
    Pages 41-58
  6. Kenneth Brummel-Smith
    Pages 59-66
  7. Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo
    Pages 85-96
  8. Gail M. Sullivan
    Pages 111-121
  9. Ellen Binder
    Pages 123-129
  10. Jennifer Sokol Brach
    Pages 131-138
  11. Marcia G. Ory, Samuel D. Towne Jr., Alan B. Stevens, Chae Hee Park, Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko
    Pages 139-150
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 151-155

About this book


This book translates the new findings in exercise research for the elderly for busy practitioners, trainees, students and administrators. This book provides practical strategies that can be implemented immediately in the common settings in which practitioners care for adults. The format includes key points and case examples which showcase the strong evidence supporting exercise by older adults as a key tool to enhance health, prevent serious outcomes, such as hospitalization and functional loss, and as part of the treatment plan for diseases that are common in older adults. Written by experts in the field of exercise in older persons, this book is a guide to maintaining quality of life and functional independence from frail to healthy aging adults. Strategies and exercises are discussed for specific care settings and illustrated via links to video examples, to ensure readers can immediately apply described techniques.

Exercise for Aging Adults: A Guide for Practitioners is a useful tool for physicians, residents in training, medical students, physical therapists, gerontology advance practice nurse practitioners, assisted living facility administrators, directors of recreation, and long-term care directors.


Aging physiology and exercise Arthritis and frailty Assisted living and long term facilities Exercise benefits for older adults Flexibility Writing the exercise prescription

Editors and affiliations

  • Gail M. Sullivan
    • 1
  • Alice K. Pomidor
    • 2
  1. 1.UConn Center on AgingUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeriatricsFlorida State University College of MedicineTallahasseeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16094-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16095-5
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