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Fitness and exercise sourcebook

Fitness and exercise sourcebook

Author: Amy L Sutton
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2007.
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
"Provides basic consumer health information about elements of physical fitness, including cardiorespiratory and muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Handbooks and manuals
Resource Guide
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy L Sutton
ISBN: 9780780809468 0780809467
OCLC Number: 76141459
Notes: "Basic consumer health information about the physical and mental benefits of fitness, including cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility, with facts about sports nutrition and exercise-related injuries and tips about physical activity and exercises for people of all ages and for people with health concerns; along with advice on selecting and using exercise equipment, maintaining exercise motivation, a glossary of related terms, and a directory of resources for more help and information."
Description: xviii, 663 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The physical and mental benefits of fitness --
1. The importance of physical activity --
2. Questions and answers about physical activity and exercise --
3. Physical activity prevents diseases and infection --
section 3.1. Exercise prevents chronic disease --
section 3.2. Exercise benefits immune system function --
4. Physical activity and weight control --
section 4.1. How does physical activity help you control your weight? --
section 4.2. Even moderate physical activity promotes weight loss --
section 4.3. Dieters who exercise more lose more weight over the long term --
section 4.4. Physical fitness versus body mass index : which has a greater effect on health? --
5. The effect of exercise on metabolism --
6. The neurological benefits of exercise --
section 6.1. Exercise may slow development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes --
section 6.2. Exercise associated with reduced risk of dementia in older adults --
7. Physical activity benefits bone health --
section 7.1. Exercise for healthy bones --
section 7.2. Exercise builds bone mass in postmenopausal women --
8. The effect of exercise on mental health --
section 8.1. Controlling stress with physical activity --
section 8.2. How does exercise improve depression? pt. II. Sports nutrition and supplements --
9. What is a healthy diet? --
10. Frequently asked questions about what to eat if you exercise --
11. Nutrition concerns for athletes --
section 11.1. Facts about sports nutrition --
section 11.2. Feeding your child athlete --
section 11.3. Fueling the active individual --
12. Water intake and exercise --
section 12.1. How much water should you drink during exercise? --
section 12.2. Guidance for athletes on preventing hyponatremia and dehydration --
13. All about sports supplements --
14. The health risks of anabolic steroids --
15. The dangers of androstenedione (andro) products. pt. III. Exercise basics --
16. Guidelines for developing a personal exercise program --
17. Debunking ten common exercise myths --
18. Measuring exercise intensity --
19. Hiring a personal trainer --
20. Choosing a health and fitness facility --
21. Using exercise equipment at home --
section 21.1. How to design your own home gym --
section 21.2. Using an elliptical trainer --
section 21.3. Using a home treadmill --
section 21.4. Using free weights --
section 21.5. Using a pedometer --
22. Avoiding exercise scams --
section 22.1. Pump fiction : deciphering advertisements for exercise equipment --
section 22.2. Electrical muscle stimulators : do they work? --
23. Choosing an athletic shoe --
24. Facts about aerobic exercise --
section 24.1. Getting ready for aerobic exercise : warm up and cool down --
section 24.2. Common types of aerobic exercise --
section 24.3. Cross training : what it is and how it works --
section 24.4. Interval training --
25. Common forms of aerobic exercise --
section 25.1. Walking for fitness : a step in the right direction --
section 25.2. The health benefits of hiking --
section 25.3. Tips for beginning runners --
section 25.4. Bicycling for health and fitness --
section 25.5. Aquatic exercise --
26. Cardiorespiratory exercise in everyday activities and recreation --
section 26.1. How environment and community affect physical activity --
section 26.2. Trails and greenways encourage everyday exercise --
section 26.3. Housework and daily activities count in health and fitness --
section 26.4. Gardening for fitness --
section 26.5. Gearing up for golf --
section 26.6. Social dancing offers an entertaining way to exercise --
27. All about strength training --
section 27.1. The benefits of strength training --
section 27.2. How women build muscle --
section 27.3. Beginning a strength training program --
section 27.4. Making continued progress in your strength training program --
section 27.5. Periodized training : what is it? --
section 27.6. Strengthen your abdominals with stability balls --
28. Flexibility and balance exercises --
section 28.1. Techniques for stretching --
section 28.2. Tips for improving your flexibility --
section 28.3. Flexibility exercises to try at home --
section 28.4. Research indicates stretching alone does not prevent injuries --
section 28.5. Tips for bettering your balance --
29. Pilates for improved strength and flexibility --
30. Yoga and meditation provide health benefits --
31. Kegel exercises : developing your pelvic muscles --
32. Exercising away from home --
section 32.1. Energize your workday with office exercises --
section 32.2. Exercise at work benefits people with type 2 diabetes --
section 32.3. Staying active while you fly. pt. IV. Fitness throughout life --
33. Exercise is essential for kids --
34. Parents can play vital role in encouraging children's active, healthy lifestyles --
35. Fitness for children from birth to age five --
36. Physical activity at school --
section 36.1. The need for physical education and physical activity in our schools --
section 36.2. More physical activity can boost achievement and schools' bottom line --
37. Fitness for kids who do not like sports --
38. Preparticipation physical exams for young athletes --
39. Exercise and adolescents --
section 39.1. Is exercise safe for teens? --
section 39.2. Strength training and your child or teen --
40. Staying active during and after pregnancy --
section 40.1. Guidelines for safe exercising during pregnancy --
section 40.2. Postpartum exercise tips --
41. Physical activity later in life --
section 41.1. Staying active after menopause --
section 41.2. Lifelong fitness : exercise recommendations for seniors --
section 41.3. Overcoming exercise obstacles : suggestions for seniors. pt. V. Physical activity for people with health concerns --
42. Exercise tips for overweight or obese adults --
section 42.1. Active at any size --
section 42.2. Choosing a safe and successful weight-loss program --
43. Physical activity and diabetes --
44. Lung conditions and exercise --
section 44.1. How smoking affects physical activity --
section 44.2. Asthma and exercise --
45. Exercise your way to lower blood pressure --
46. Physical activity and the heart --
section 46.1. Reducing your risk of heart disease with physical activity --
section 46.2. What you can do to exercise if heart disease has slowed you down --
47. Physical activity recommendations for stroke survivors --
48. Questions and answers about arthritis, joint problems, and exercise --
49. Fitness information for people with chronic pain and fatigue --
section 49.1. Starting an exercise program with fibromyalgia --
section 49.2. Chronic fatigue : exercise for energy --
50. Exercise and cancer --
section 50.1. Physical activity and the risk of cancer --
section 50.2. Exercising after cancer treatment --
51. Why exercise is important for people with HIV --
52. People with disabilities benefit from physical activity. pt. VI. Exercise-related injuries --
53. Childhood sports injuries and their prevention : a guide for parents --
54. Overview of acute and chronic sports injuries and their treatment --
55. Exercise-related aches and pains --
section 55.1. Achilles tendon disorders --
section 55.2. Knee problems that can occur during exercise --
section 55.3. Muscle soreness : tips for alleviating the ache --
section 55.4. Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder problems --
section 55.5. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) --
section 55.6. Shin splints --
section 55.7. Strains and sprains : what they are and what to do --
56. Foot problems that plague exercisers --
section 56.1. Fitness and your feet : overcoming blisters, corns, calluses, and other foot problems --
section 56.2. Athlete's foot --
section 56.3. Morton's neuroma --
section 56.4. Plantar fasciitis --
57. Taking care of your skin while you sweat --
58. How much is too much? : overtraining and exercise addiction --
section 58.1. Addiction to exercise --
section 58.2. Girls and women at risk : the female athlete triad --
section 58.3. Fitness and bone health for women : the skeletal risk of overtraining. pt. VII. Maintaining exercise motivation --
59. Overcoming barriers to physical fitness --
60. Staying motivated to exercise through goal setting --
61. Ten tips for sticking to your exercise program --
62. Working out with friends and family --
section 62.1. Finding an exercise buddy or joining a club --
section 62.2. Staying fit with your family. pt. VIII. Additional help and information --
63. Glossary of fitness terms --
64. Directory of fitness resources.
Series Title: Health reference series.
Responsibility: edited by Amy L. Sutton.


"Provides basic consumer health information about elements of physical fitness, including cardiorespiratory and muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.
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