Exercise for Special Populations

Exercise for Special Populations

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Publication Date: 2010
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781797795

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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.
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--Sample Exercise Sections provide examples of exercises suitable for a given population, and show pictures of starting and ending positions as well as give step-by-step instructions on how to perform the exercise
--Case Studies are short real-world scenarios followed by questions that require readers to assimilate information given in the text.
--Thinking Critically Questions are designed to stimulate thought and evaluate basic understanding of key points in the chapter
--Quick References provide exercise tips and things to avoid which exercising, specific to appropriate special population.
--Definition Boxes define difficult terminology.
--Highlight Boxes offer additional information on topics related to those presented in the book
Peggie Williamson MS
Professor of Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology, and Biology Lab, Department of Science, Central Texas College, Killeen, TX


ISBN/ISSN: 9780781797795
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 7.375 x 9.125
Pages: 448
Pub Date: 2010
Weight: 1.65

Part I Scientific Foundations

  • Chapter 1 The Impact of Exercise and Nutrition on Health and Fitness
  • Chapter 2 Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems
  • Part II Exercise and Nutrition for Life Stages

  • Chapter 3 Exercise During Pregnancy
  • Chapter 4 Exercise for Youth
  • Chapter 5 Exercise for Senior Adults
  • Part III Exercise and Nutrition for Disease and Illness

  • Chapter 6 Exercise for Overweight and Obese Individuals
  • Chapter 7 Exercise for Those with Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chapter 8 Exercise for Those with Disorders of the Skeletal System
  • Chapter 9 Exercise for Those with Diabetes
  • Chapter 10 Exercise for People Recovering from Cancer
  • Chapter 11 Exercise for Those with Asthma
  • Chapter 12 Exercise for People with Multiple Sclerosis
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