Lesson 3: Exercise and Fall prevention

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Published on July 27, 2008

Author: mprine

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Session 3 : Session 3 Matter of Balance: Exercise and Fall Prevention Last week we learned : Last week we learned We can think in new ways Thoughts affect actions We can identify concerns by considering the traffic light Replace fears with positive ideas We do not have to be afraid, merely cautious Goals : Goals Understand importance of exercise in preventing falls Identify barriers to exercise Identify best exercises for fall prevention Experience Matter of Balance exercises as example of activity well suited for fall prevention Dogs do it : Dogs do it So do cats : So do cats And we shall too : And we shall too show video… Discuss the film : Discuss the film What are the costs of inactivity? What are some benefits of moderate levels of exercise? Group activity : Group activity Why I don’t exercise Barriers to exercise : Barriers to exercise Beliefs: Inactivity is part of aging We cannot slow the effects of aging on bones and muscles Exercise is harmful for older adults Exercise is embarrassing to older adults Exercise is too time consuming Friends and family don’t want me to exercise Why even bother to exercise? : Why even bother to exercise? Physical & emotional benefit Inactivity is MORE Exercise to TAKE CHARGE of your life Staying home to prevent falls makes you inactive and INCREASES your fall risk EVERYONE benefits from exercise Exercises for Fall Prevention : Exercises for Fall Prevention Balance and flexibility exercises Exercises to strengthen quads and hips Exercises to improve coordination Exercises to improve conditioning Additional notes : Additional notes Interesting and challenging (alertness) Exercise prevents falls by improving BP, strength, flexibility and sensory input With exercise, brain processes information quickly Guidelines for exercise program : Guidelines for exercise program Start slowly, based on ability Work up to 30 minutes of activity, most days (can be split into segments) Include balance, strength, flexibility and endurance Have fun with it! Meet the exercises : Meet the exercises View PowerPoint on exercises Conclusion : Conclusion We learned value of exercise (do you remember any?) We learned exercises (we’ll review each week) Next week : Next week Assertiveness and Fall Prevention

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