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.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|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
Chapter 2 Assessing Personal Fitness
Chapter 3 ACSM Program for Balanced Fitness
Chapter 4 Nutrition for Better Health and Fitness
Chapter 5 Adopting and Maintaining Healthy Habits
Part II Exercise and Activity for Building a Better You
Chapter 6 Aerobic Activity
Chapter 7 Resistance Training
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
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
Chapter 14 Diabetes
Gregory Ledger, Anthony Giglio, and Barbara Bushman
Chapter 15 High Blood Pressure
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)
Chapter 19 Osteoporosis and Bone Health
Kerri Winters-Stone and Kara Witzke