ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise

ISBN-10: 1451132115
ISBN-13: 9781451132113
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise cover the fundamentals of exercise psychology in a practical way.  This book address the growing realization within the the exercise science community that exercise is only effective when the client or patient adheres to the exercise program.  This book explores issues surrounding exercise adherence with a practical bent toward helping professionals support their clients.It provides step-by-step information designed to equip the health and fitness professional to understand and address their clients adherence or lack of adherence to an exercise plan. Scenarios throughout the book make the material more applicable for professional and students.  Written by a leading authority in the area of exercise, the Amercian College of Sports Medicine, the book emphasizes research and evidence throughout the text.  Additionally, the book offers a strong suite of ancillaries, including a text bank, image bank, and Powerpoints designed to aid professors in course preparation. 

Preface
Contributors
Reviewers
Why Do People Change Physical Activity Behavior?
Assessing Your Client's Physical Activity Behavior, Motivation, and Individual Resources
Building Skills to Promote Physical Activity
Building Motivation: How Ready Are You?
Communication Skills to Elicit Physical Activity Behavior Change: How to Talk to the Client
How to Deliver Physical Activity Messages
Influencing Policy and Environments to Promote Physical Activity Behavior Change
Promoting Physical Activity Behavior Change: Population Considerations
Evaluating Physical Activity Behavior Change Programs and Practices
Professional Practice and Practical Tips for the Application of Behavioral Strategies for the Physical Activity Practitioner
Index

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