May 2018 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 2: Walking for Functional Health: Gait Speed and Biomechanics

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Description

This quiz explores why brisk walking can improve the health of older exercisers. Also included is an article that breaks down how to relieve pain and correct imbalances in senior clients who rely on walking for fitness and health.

Available Course Credits

AASFP 0.10
ACE 0.10 Expiring on December 31, 2021
ACSM 1.00
ACTION 0.10
AFPA 1.00
FAI 1.00
IFPA 1.00
ISFTA 1.00
ISSA 1.00
NBHWC 1.00
NCEP 1.00
NCSF 0.50
NESTA 0.10
NETA 1.00
NFPT 0.25
NSCA 0.10 Expiring on December 31, 2021

Learning Objectives

    After reading these articles, you should be able to:
  1. Explain functional health and give examples of activities of daily life.
  2. Discuss why walking speed is now considered a marker of functional health.
  3. Discuss evidence-based strategies for measuring and assessing gait speed and encouraging gait improvements in older clients.
  4. Explain the basic biomechanics of walking.
  5. Identify common musculoskeletal imbalances related to walking.
  6. Develop corrective exercises to improve walking mechanics and decrease the potential for pain/injury.

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 80% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

May 2018 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 2: Walking for Functional Health: Gait Speed and Biomechanics
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