Foundations of Exercise Psychology

ISBN-10: 1885693346

ISBN-13: 9781885693341

Edition: 2002

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Book details

List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Fitness Information Technology, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Dr. David Pargman, professor emeritus at Florida State University, is an expert on the psychology of exercise. He is the perfect person to write this much-needed book, blending humor, personal experience and a deep knowledge of the subject. As an avid and over 60 exerciser who continues to enjoy a healthy regimen of jogging, stretching and strength training, he is able to provide inspiration and encouragement to readers. Boomercise: Exercising as You Age will prove to be the definitive book on exercise for this under-served market.

Photo Creditsp. xxi
Forewordp. xxv
Prefacep. xxvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Introduction and Key Concepts
Exercise Psychology: What Is It?p. 1
The Emerging Field of Exercise Psychologyp. 19
Exercise and the Quality of Life
Exercise and the Quality of Lifep. 35
Exercise and Enhanced Self-Concept and Self-Esteemp. 53
Mood and Exercise: Basic Mood Considerationsp. 63
Mood Alteration, Self-Awareness, and Exercise: Multiple Relationshipsp. 83
Stress: What Is It?p. 101
Exercise As a Stress Management Technique: Psychological and Physiological Effectsp. 123
Personality and Exercisep. 137
Exercise-Related Injury: Understanding and Copingp. 151
Motivation to Exercise
Models of Exercise Behaviorp. 173
Motivational Determinants of Exercise Behaviorp. 189
Motivational Strategies to Enhance Exercise Adherencep. 207
Personal Meaning in Exercisep. 223
Peak Moments and Flow in Exercisep. 243
Exercise Concerns: Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Exercise Dependencep. 255
Exercise and Specific Populations
Gender Issues in Exercisep. 281
Children and Youth in Exercisep. 291
Exercise for Older Individualsp. 303
Exercise Guidelines to Maximize the Benefits: Practical Considerations
Exercise: What Type Is Best for Optimal Psychological Benefits?p. 313
Exercise: Practice Guidelines for Optimal Psychological Benefitsp. 333
End Notep. 353
Referencesp. 355
Indexp. 379
About the Authorsp. 391
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