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Guide to Fitness After Fifty

  • Raymond Harris
  • Lawrence J. Frankel
  • Sara Harris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Perspectives on Exercise and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Raymond Harris
      Pages 3-11
    3. Herman L. Kamenetz
      Pages 13-33
    4. Hans Kraus
      Pages 35-38
  3. Evaluation and Physiology of Exercise

  4. Motivation and Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Frederick A. Whitehouse
      Pages 171-189
    3. Lawrence J. Frankel
      Pages 207-213
    4. Nicholas G. Alexiou
      Pages 227-231
    5. Lloyd C. Arnold
      Pages 233-236
  5. Practical Exercise and Relaxation Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Maggie Lettvin
      Pages 271-297
    3. Lawrence J. Frankel, Betty Byrd Richard
      Pages 299-306
    4. Herman L. Kamenetz
      Pages 307-311
    5. John A. Friedrich
      Pages 323-338
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-356

About this book

Introduction

Guide to Fitness After Fifty presents basic and applied research data, authoritative advice and tested techniques for professional workers who want to learn more about physical exercise, fitness and health for aging people and for all who seek to become more physically and mentally fit. The editors and contributors believe that physical activity and exercise following the pri~ciples and practices ~utlined in this inter­ disciplinary volume can improve the health and quality of life by increasing en­ durance and cardiovascular fitness, strengthening the musculoskeletal system, im­ proving mobility, posture and appearance, and relaxing emotional tensions. Evidence at hand and discussed in this book demonstrates that properly prescribed physical activity or exercise can raise the level of physical fitness and health, both physical and mental, at any age, delay the ravages of aging, and prevent or reduce disability from musculoskeletal and circulatory disorders. Section I, Perspectives on Exercise and Aging, surveys the fundamental problems and relationships of exercise to aging and health and provides historical insights and philosophic perspectives on the significance and importance of physical fitness and exercise through the centuries and in contemporary society. Section II, Evaluation and Physiology of Exercise, presents objective scientific and medical evidence that reasonable improvement in fitness and other bodily func­ tions may be achieved by people of all ages who follow well designed exercise and relaxation routines for at least 30 minutes three or more times weekly.

Keywords

age aging physiology quality of life rehabilitation senescence stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond Harris
    • 1
  • Lawrence J. Frankel
    • 2
  • Sara Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for the Study of AgingAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Lawrance Frankel FoundationCharlestonUSA

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