Importance of Exercise as We Age


    AU $7


    Allan Williams




    1.5 HOURS

    Course Type

    Network Original

    Course Overview

    This course will focus on the health and exercise of the ageing population and highlights the importance of understanding the physiology of ageing and the anatomical and physical considerations when programming for older clients. You will develop your understanding of common conditions and injuries as well as the risks of being sedentary. We will revisit risk stratification and explore why this is important for older adults. Falls prevention is an important component of programming for older clients and you will learn the physical benefits of falls prevention programs. Lastly you will examine common barriers to exercise for older adults and what you can do to help your clients overcome them.

    Learning Outcomes

    • What happens when we age?
    • The risks of a sedentary lifestyle
    • Common conditions and injuries with ageing
    • Injury risks and risk stratification and older adults
    • Benefits of exercise and falls prevention
    • Barriers to exercise and overcoming them

    About the Author

    Allan Williams has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years, both in the UK and Australia. After running his own personal training business for a decade in the UK, he moved to Australia in 2011 and joined the Australian Institute of Fitness as a Coach. Combining his industry experience and interest in education, Allan is now inspiring a new generation of personal trainers and fitness professionals Australia-wide.



    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 03/11/2023. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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