Get moving: Exercise and SCI.

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Get moving! Exercise & SCI

NARIC Accession Number: O19284.  What's this?
Author(s): Kaupang, Kristin.
Project Number: H133N110009.
Publisher(s): Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Box 356490, Seattle, Washington, 98195; 206/685-3999.
Publication Year: 2013.
Abstract: Webcast discusses the benefits of exercise and stresses the importance of regular physical activity for staying healthy, especially for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), and provides strategies to overcome barriers to exercise. The presenter explains how SCI affects the body’s ability to exercise, things to watch out for while exercising, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines and recommendations, elements of an exercise program (frequency and duration, intensity, and quality of technique and motion), and the three components every exercise program should have (cardiovascular conditioning/aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening /resistance training, and flexibility/stretching exercises). Audience questions are answered at the end of the presentation. Run time: 1 hour 2 minutes.
Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, BARRIERS, BODY MOVEMENT, DAILY LIVING, EXERCISE, HEALTH PROMOTION, MEDICAL ASPECTS, MUSCLES, PARAPLEGIA, PHYSICAL FITNESS, POSITIONING, PREVENTION, QUALITY OF LIFE, SELF CARE, SPINAL CORD INJURIES.