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How do you teach the geriatric population about health promotion when they are skeptical about Western Medicine, pharmaceutical companies and society’s obsession with diatery restrictions?


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Anthony, you have to approach it the same way you approach anything else where people are skeptical: examples. You can use examples of how other elderly people stay in shape. For example, you could talk about how 80-year-old <span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84);">Ernestine Shepherd stays in shape via body building. Also, don't sugarcoat Western medicine -- talk about the pros and cons. </span>

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See if you can find healthy elderly people to talk to your group

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