ACSM Complete Guide to Fitness & Health

ACSM Complete Guide to Fitness & Health

by American College of Sports Medicine
ISBN-10:
0736093370
ISBN-13:
9780736093378
Pub. Date:
06/04/2011
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
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Overview

ACSM Complete Guide to Fitness & Health

You know the importance of good health, but how do you achieve it? And how do you maintain it through the years as your body and lifestyle change, introducing obstacles to physical activity and optimal nutrition? In ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, you will find the answers and much, much more.

The American College of Sports Medicine, the largest and most-respected sport science and medicine organization in the world, has created the ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health to strip away common fads, myths, and misconceptions and provide you with the latest research, sound advice, and age-specific recommendations that you can trust.

You will learn these strategies:

•Optimize your weight, improve heart health, and increase aerobic fitness, strength, flexibility, and balance.

•Improve your health by managing diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis and joint pain, pregnancy, and osteoporosis through exercise and proper nutrition.

•Determine your body composition and current cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness levels.

•Monitor, evaluate, and adjust your exercise program over time for optimal results.

•Introduce exercise, increase physical activity, and improve your diet for more energy and better health (no matter what your age!).

Featuring step-by-step instructions and full-color photos for the most effective exercises, sample workouts, practical advice, age-specific physical activity guidelines, and strategies for incorporating exercise into even the busiest of lifestyles, ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health is a resource that belongs in every family’s library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736093378
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 396
Sales rank: 143,910
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I Fit, Active, and Healthy

Chapter 1 Meeting and Exceeding the Physical Activity Guidelines

Barbara Bushman

Chapter 2 Assessing Personal Fitness

Christopher Berger

Chapter 3 ACSM Program for Balanced Fitness

Barbara Bushman

Chapter 4 Nutrition for Better Health and Fitness

Stella Volpe

Chapter 5 Adopting and Maintaining Healthy Habits

Marcus Kilpatrick

Part II Exercise and Activity for Building a Better You

Chapter 6 Aerobic Activity

Barbara Bushman

Chapter 7 Resistance Training

Avery Faigenbaum

Chapter 8 Flexibility and Balance

Jan Schroeder and Shawn Dolan

Part III Fitness and Health for Every Age

Chapter 9 Children and Adolescents: Up to Age 17

Don W. Morgan and Barbara Bushman

Chapter 10 Adults: Ages 18 to 64

Barbara Bushman

Chapter 11 Older Adults: Ages 65 and Over

Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko and Andiara Schwingel

Part IV Fitness and Health for Every Body

Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Health

Barry Franklin, Amy Fowler, and Lucy Sternburgh

Chapter 13 Weight Management

Laura Kruskall

Chapter 14 Diabetes

Gregory Ledger, Anthony Giglio, and Barbara Bushman

Chapter 15 High Blood Pressure

William Farquhar

Chapter 16 High Cholesterol

J. Larry Durstine and Keith Burns

Chapter 17 Arthritis and Joint Pain

A. Lynn Millar

Chapter 18 Pregnancy (Pre- and Postnatal)

Lanay Mudd

Chapter 19 Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Kerri Winters-Stone and Kara Witzke

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