Stretching for 50+: A Customized Program for Increasing Flexibility, Avoiding Injury, and Enjoying an Active Lifestyle

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Ulysses Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 128 pages
An easy-to-start program for maintaining a mobile, active, and healthy lifestyle after 50 and beyond

Just ten minutes a day of these modified stretches is guaranteed to help you improve your mobility without pain or injury. Stretching for 50+ is filled with safe, easy routines for any age. Learn warm-ups and cool-downs, use tools like a strap, therapy balls and foam rollers, and discover plenty of other fitness tips to keep you moving.

Customized Programs for Your Lifestyle:

• Golf
• Jogging
• Biking
• Skiing
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Gardening
• Hiking

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For those of us who are less flexible...

User Review  - KansasKay - Borders

My doctor recommended that I start doing more stretching before I exercise on the Wii. I liked this book best it shows clear examples of each position along with written directions. I haven't been to ... Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

very practical with a focus on functional needs and detailed stretching instructions to match. Read full review

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Dr. Karl Knopf, or Dr. Karl, as his students used to call him, has been involved in the health and fitness of older adults and the disabled for over 40 years. During this time he has worked in almost every aspect of the industry, from personal training and therapy to consultation. While at Foothill College, Karl was the coordinator of the Adaptive Fitness Technician Program and Life Long Learning Institute. He taught disabled students and undergraduates about corrective exercise. In addition to teaching, Karl developed the Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association to guide trainers of older adults. Currently Karl is a director at the International Sports Science Association and is on the advisor board of PBS's Sit and Be Fit show.

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