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Topics for Exercise for Wellness


The course is not an exercise course.   It is designed to provide the average student, community, and individual with an understanding of the basic biology of exercise and its application in the management, acquisition of health and the prevention of clinical disorders.

This knowledge base will include a short focused presentation of the physiological organ system and its function in health and disease.

The background above will lead to an overview of common-chronic diseases and how to aid in their management with specific exercise based on historical and scientific accumulation of research data and its analysis.  Exercise is not exercise is not exercise.  It changes through life and one’s health status.  It should be integrated with western clinical medicine.

Most important for the community is to understand how challenging to the community health can be countered by a variety of specific exercise both Eastern and Western Exercise Applications.  This includes an understanding of Ancient Oriental concepts of common chronic diseases and the Western approach including 1800 – 2000 medicine and current western medical non-invasive developments.  Equally important is the brief contribution of the eastern regimen of exercise.

Finally introduced will be the primary Eastern clinical treatment of acupuncture and herbology.  Also a second presentation of Western exercise based on exercise science, physiology of exercise, Sports Medicine and Clinical Medicine. 

Background Topics for Exercise

  • Physiological Structure and Exercise
  • Body Weight Management
  • Development of Neuromuscular Skills
  • Metabolism, metabolic function, and energy exchange
  • Homeostatis
  • Biological regulation and control
  • Minimum displacement
  • Physical examinations

Exercise and the Stages of Life

  • Mother and fetus
  • Mother and child
  • Infant growth and development (ages 0 to 5, growth and development)
  • Elementary and Junior High Schoool (ages 6 to 14, skill development)
  • Teenage to post-college (ages 15 to 22, active, physical recreation)
  • Early adult years (ages 25 to 40, physical activity)
  • Middle adult years (ages 41 to 55, weight management, recreational)
  • Early senior (ages 56 to 70, aging, health maintenance)
  • Aging (ages 71 and beyond, ambulation, vitality, involvement)

States of the Body and Exercise

  • Diabetes
  • Stress and Hypertension
  • Fat, Weight, and Obesity
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Digestion
  • Weight, Strength, and Joint Function
  • Immunity
  • Aerobic, Anaerobic, and Oxygen debt
  • Cholesterol

Themes in Exercise

  • Management of Pain
  • Treatment of Osteoperosis
  • Treatment of cardio-vascular disfunction
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Activities that can be treated as Exercise

  • Dance
  • Hiking
  • Rowing