2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Senior Exercise Program
Maureen M. Bylina* and Emily M. Krogmann
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that about 28-34% of adults aged 65 to 74 and 35-44% of adults ages 75 or older are inactive, not exercising, and engaging in no leisure-time physical activities. Moreover, adults of all ages with low income and low education levels are less likely to engage in physical activity than those with higher levels. The Live Right Exercise Tonight senior exercise manual was developed to increase the prevalence of exercise among the elderly population. Specifically, the manual targets senior citizens with low socioeconomic statuses living in urban areas. The comprehensive manual is to be used as a resource to physicians when talking to their patients about physical activity. Designed around research-based outcomes and tailored to the needs of the target population, this article presents the development and implementation of the Live Right Exercise Tonight manual.

Keywords: senior, exercise, manual, citizen, low, income, Live, Right

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-36
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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