Exercise for Special Populations

ISBN-10: 0781797799
ISBN-13: 9780781797795
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 4/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.38" wide x 9.13" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Focusing on the specific needs of people with a certain disease, condition, or stage of life, this book discusses the special fitness and nutritional needs of various populations. Not only are overall health, fitness, and exercise recommendations discussed, but anatomy and physiology is covered to promote understanding of changes that occur among body systems as diseases or conditions develop. This text focuses on building appropriate exercise programs, physiological changes associated with various conditions, important precautions during exercise, outcome expectations, and basic nutritional considerations for various populations who frequently seek the services of a health and fitness professional. This book will serve as a comprehensive course text for students enrolled in personal training programs and students pursuing health/fitness professional degrees.

Preface
Reviewer List
Acknowledgments
Scientific Foundations
The Impact of Exercise and Nutrition on Health and Fitness
Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems
Exercise and Nutrition for Life Stages
Exercise During Pregnancy
Exercise for youth
Exercise for Senior Adults
Exercise and Nutrition for Disease and Illness
Exercise for Overweight and Obese Individuals
Exercise for Individuals with Cardiovascular Disease
Exercise for those with Disorders of the Skeletal System
Exercise for People with Diabetes
Exercise for People Recovering from Cancer
Exercise for People with Asthma
Exercise for People with Multiple Sclerosis
Index
Appendices are Available Online at Thepoint.lww.com/Williamson
Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale
Determining Body Mass Index(BMI)
Centers for Disease Control Body Mass Index-for-Age Percentiles

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