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Exercise Throughout Life: The Ultimate Guide to a Long and Healthy Life

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Written for the whole family, this book explores the principles and values of exercise and aims to encourage people of all ages, from childhood to beyond retirement, to participate in regular enjoyable exercise of their choice. Many aspects of the book will also help the beginner and the less able. It analyzes a wide range of exercises and activities, gives advice on the most suitable for each body type, and explains how to start, when and how long to exercise, and how to progress. The book contains basic ...

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Overview

Written for the whole family, this book explores the principles and values of exercise and aims to encourage people of all ages, from childhood to beyond retirement, to participate in regular enjoyable exercise of their choice. Many aspects of the book will also help the beginner and the less able. It analyzes a wide range of exercises and activities, gives advice on the most suitable for each body type, and explains how to start, when and how long to exercise, and how to progress. The book contains basic programs for a wide range of activities that are suitable for beginners together with progressions, plus record cards to record achievements. In addition, it explains in detail how to enjoy the many activities that can be carried out in the home, advises on skills and activities suitable for the young, and devotes a chapter to age and to slowing down the aging process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840182736
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Pages: 253
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - The Chance Of Your Lifetime: The Benefits Of Exercise
The Human Body
Exercise Through Life
Meeting Challenges With Fitness.
Part 1 What Is Physical Fitness? Types Of Fitness
How Fit Are You? A Simple Fitness Test
The Three Major Components Of Fitness
Strength - Static Strength, Dynamic Strength, Explosive Strength
Stamina
Suppleness
Additional Components Of Fitness
Speed
Skill.
Part 2 Types And Effects Of Exercise: The Training Effect
Isotonic Exercise
Isometric Exercise
Anaerobic Exercise
Aerobic Exercise
Stretch Exercises
The Inter-Relation Of Exercise
The Training Effect-Methods Of Achieving
Pulse
Talking Test
Effects Of Exercise-Calories Burnt And Appetite
Calories Burnt
Exercise And Appetite
The Overload Principle
Progressive Overload Training Methods - Degree Of Resistance, Work Rate, Work Duration, Rest Intervals
Types Of Overload - Strength, Stamina, Suppleness, Speed, Skill
Muscle Structure.
Part 3 Exercise And Bone Health: Types Of Bone - Compact Or Cortical Bone, Spongy Or Trabeculae Bone
Osteoporosis
The Importance Of Exercise To Bone Health
Childhood And Adolescence
Types Of Activity
Exercise Programmes
Before You Start.
Part 4 Getting Started: Exercise And Body Types - Endomorph, Mesomorph, Ectomorph
Aims And Objectives
Initial Fitness - The Core Activities
Practical Points
Training Time - How Long? How Often? An Exercise Programme
When To Exercise
Warming-Up And Warming-Down
Rest And Recovery
Over-Exercising And When To Stop
Symptom Of Over-Exercising
A Fitness Diary/Log
Medical Precautions
Exercise Tips.
Part 5 Exercising For Stamina: Aerobic Fitness Requirements - Activities And Games: Walking - The Benefits, Footwear, Walking Technique, Programme Aims, Starter Programmes, Speed And Distance, Progressive Walking Exercises
Pace Variation, Increasing Pace, The 15 Minute Mile, Other Variations
Running - Footwear, Jogging, Jogging Technique, A Beginners Training Course And Programme
Guiding Principles, Variations To The Beginners Programme
Jogging Tips, Interval Running, Progression, Interval Training For Other Sports, Faartleck Running, Adaptations For Fitness And Age
Cycling - Equipment, Buying A 'Cycle, Clothing, Accessories, Basic 'Cycling Technique, Pedal Cadence, Progressive Training, Progressive Two Mile 'Cycling Programme, Pace/Time/Distance
Incline 'Cycling
Swimming - Aerobic Swimming, How To Start, Basic Training Programmes
Overcoming Difficulties
Back Strokes
Side Strokes
Circuit Training - Initial Testing, Training Level, A Circuit
Trim Trails.
Part 6 Exercising For Strength. (Part Contents).
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