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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This excellent resource on the basic fundamental ideas and concepts related to general physical fitness, health, and exercise highlights key guidelines and recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine, the authoritative body of sport and physical activity sciences.
Purpose: It provides guidelines and recommendations for safe and practical programs to improve or maintain the health and fitness levels of people of all ages, healthy and not-so-healthy, and special needs populations.
Audience: Aimed at the general public, this book is intended for readers who don't have a significant amount of prior education in the area of sport and physical activity sciences. However, many of the key concepts are useful for readers at any level of expertise — coaches, fitness trainers, physiotherapists, health and fitness instructors, physical education teachers, and physical therapists also may find it useful.
Features: The book introduces many of the basic concepts related to physical activity guidelines and recommendations for all populations. It builds upon these concepts and progresses to more advanced topics that are pertinent for more advanced athletes, coaches, and/or educators. It provides excellent figures and tables that readers can use as quick reference tools in the clinical, educational, or practical setting.
Assessment: Consistent with all of ACSM's publications on physical fitness and health, this book provides current information that is well supported by up-to-date, peer-reviewed literature authored by the field's most respected scientists. It is an excellent tool for sport and physical activity enthusiasts of all reading and experience levels.