ACSM's Exercise Is Medicine A Clinician's Guide to Exercise Prescription

ISBN-10: 158255739X
ISBN-13: 9781582557397
Edition: 2009
List price: $53.00
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Description: "Exercise is Medicine" is an American College of Sports Medicine initiative to "make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm." This book will teach practitioners how to motivate and  More...

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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 2/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

"Exercise is Medicine" is an American College of Sports Medicine initiative to "make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm." This book will teach practitioners how to motivate and instruct patients on the importance of exercise and how to design practical exercise programs for patients of all ages and fitness levels, as well as those with special conditions such as pregnancy, obesity, and cancer. Coverage includes in-depth discussions of both the lifestyle exercise approach to exercising regularly and the structured exercise approach.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: What This Book is About
On Clinician Engagement and Counseling
On Organizing the Practice
Risk Assessment and Exercise Screening
Mobilizing Motivation: Basic Concepts
Mobilizing Motivation: The Wellness Pathway
Mobilizing Motivation: Behavior Change Pyramid
Getting Started as a Regular Exerciser
The Exercise Prescription
Staying Active
TSTEP: Training Programs by the Minute
Choosing the Activities, Sport, or Sports
Technique and Equipment
Special Conditions
Exercise in Children: "Exercise is a Family Affair"
Finding the Fun in Regular Exercise
Glossary
Resources
Index

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