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Active Ageing

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Psychological, social, nutrition & hydration

Aim & Learning Outcomes


The aim of this session is to discuss the psychological, social, nutrition and hydration considerations of exercise participation for older people in all environments

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this topic, you will be able to:

At the end of this topic you should be able to: 

  1. Develop and apply strategies to motivate older adults

  2. Develop and apply strategies to encourage adherence to an exercise programme

  3. Create a fun and enjoyable session for participants in an exercise setting

  4. Describe the psychological and social barriers specific to older adults

  5. Discuss the importance of building rapport with older adult clients

  6. Discuss importance of social interaction in exercise programming

  7. Describe the increased responsibility and duty of care  while working with vulnerable clients

  8. Discuss the impact that nutrition can have on exercise capacity and safety

  9. Describethe common nutrition deficiencies associated with this age group

  10. Communicate the importance of adequate hydration within exercise sessions

Lesson 6:  Successful ageing, wellness, adherence and motivation, creating fun and enjoyable social classes
Lesson 7: Impact of nutrition on exercise capacity and safety, common nutrition deficiencies, hydration
Lesson 6
Lesson 7


Slide Notes: Slides available for notetaking

Extra Reading:        Motivating Older Adults to exercise 
                                    Motivating Elders

Age and Opportunity website 
Videos: These will provide you with extra information



Drink water for life

Lesson 2

Hydration and older adults

Nutrition and older adults

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