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Exercise prescription : physiological foundations: a guide for health, sport and exercise

Author: Kate Woolf-May; Steve Bird
Publisher: Edinburgh : Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A guide for health and exercise professionals which explains the relationship between the aetiology and pathology of common conditions and the physiological effects of physical exercise and activity for those groups of patients/clients. Guidelines for exercise prescription are given for each patient group including possible contraindications for exercise and the possible effects of medications. All the chapters  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Woolf-May; Steve Bird
ISBN: 0443100179 9780443100178
OCLC Number: 225733446
Description: ix, 274 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: physical activity, fitness and health --
2. Individuals with existing heart and vascular disease --
3. Blood lipids and hyperlipidaemia --
4. Diabetes and insulin resistance/insensitivity --
5. Blood pressure and hypertension 6. Overweight and obese adults 7. Coagulation, fibrinolysis and risk of thrombosis 8. Adults with asthma 9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 10. Adults with arthritis 11. Adults with osteoporosis 12. Adults with and survivors of cancer 13. The older adult 14. Therapeutic medications: influences with regard to physical activity and exercise Appendix A. Screening and assessment for prescription of physical activity and exercise Appendix B. Physical activity and exercise: intensity, endurance and progression Glossary of terms.
Responsibility: Kate Woolf-May ; with contribution from Steve Bird [and others].

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