Aging and Nutrition-explores the remarkable number of changes in body composition and metabolism associated with aging. Learn the connection between loss of skeletal mass and decreased metabolic rate, increased body fat, loss of bone mass, and reduced strength. Nutritional requirements specific to the aging population will be reviewed, as well as the beneficial effects of aerobic conditioning and strength training on functional status and independence.
Define sarcopenia and explain strategies to counteract.
Understand the changes in body composition associated with aging.
Explain how aerobic conditioning and strength training can benefit the elderly.
Describe research relating to strength and protein supplements.
2.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
This course also offers Free CEUs for PTAs, Occupational Therapists, & OTAs