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Exercise Prescription - The Physiological Foundations : A Guide for Health, Sport and Exercise Professionals - Kate Woolf-May

Exercise Prescription - The Physiological Foundations

A Guide for Health, Sport and Exercise Professionals

Paperback Published: 6th September 2006
ISBN: 9780443100178
Number Of Pages: 274

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Using research-based evidence, this text provides current rationale for the types, intensity, and duration of physical activity that may be prescribed to populations with commonly occurring chronic ailments. The relationship between the etiology of these conditions and the physiological effects of physical exercise for these groups of patients is explained. This text is ideal for students on courses encompassing health-related exercise and exercise prescription such as sports science, physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as exercise professionals who may deal with rehabilitation of special populations. The book is also an ideal reference for fitness instructors, sports trainers, and medical professionals.

Key Features:

  • In depth investigation into the growing areas of exercise prescription in relation to commonly encountered medical conditions.
  • The book follows a consistent structure throughout, aiding the reader's comprehension and allowing ease of reference.
  • Contraindications are provided, as well as guidelines for effective physical activity prescriptions.
  • The author avoids giving specific prescriptions allowing the professional to judge from the evidence at hand what is best for each individual patient. Encourages real world application of ideas presented.
  • A detailed glossary defines and explains terminology vital and unique to this field of study.

Introduction: physical activity, fitness and health
Individuals with existing heart and vascular disease
Blood lipids and hyperlipidaemia
Diabetes and insulin resistance/insensitivity
Blood pressure and hypertension
Overweight and obese adults
Coagulation, fibrinolysis and risk of thrombosis
Adults with asthma
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Adults with arthritis
Adults with osteoporosis
Adults with and survivors of cancer
The older adult
Therapeutic medications: influences with regard to physical activity and exercise
Screening and assessment for prescription of physical activity and exercise
Physical activity and exercise: intensity, endurance and progression
Glossary of terms
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ISBN: 9780443100178
ISBN-10: 0443100179
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 6th September 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.38 x 21.84  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.85