Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course – Section 7

Exercises for Older Adults


Optional: Sitting and Standing Exercises for Older Adults

Series of simple sitting and standing exercises for less active older adult group exercise programs.  Make sure you assess your group to determine which of these exercises can be done safely with your participants.  Adapt exercises for low level participants.  Remind participants to not do exercises that they have been advised are contraindicated to their conditions.

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Resources

Read the following manual chapters – Appendix F: ACTIVATOR Exercises

Breast Cancer Rehab

Walking with poles can help reduce fatigue during and after cancer treatment and has proven beneficial to those in breast cancer rehab. To read more about the research that supports the benefits of Nordic walking for cancer patients, visit the Your Health section of our website.

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