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Fitness and exercise sourcebook : 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

Author: Amy L Sutton
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2007.
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"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: Resource Guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy L Sutton
ISBN: 9780780809468 0780809467
OCLC Number: 932901046
Description: xviii, 663 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The importance of physical activity --
Ch. 2. Questions and answers about physical activity and exercise --
Ch. 3. Physical activity prevents diseases and infection --
Ch. 4. Physical activity and weight control --
Ch. 5. The effect of exercise on metabolism --
Ch. 6. The neurological benefits of exercise --
Ch. 7. Physical activity benefits bone health --
Ch. 8. The effect of exercise on mental health --
Ch. 9. What is a healthy diet? --
Ch. 10. Frequently asked questions about what to eat if you exercise --
Ch. 11. Nutrition concerns for athletes --
Ch. 12. Water intake and exercise --
Ch. 13. All about sports supplements --
Ch. 14. The health risks of anabolic steroids --
Ch. 15. The dangers of androstenedione (Andro) products --
Ch. 16. Guidelines for developing a personal exercise program --
Ch. 17. Debunking ten common exercise myths --
Ch. 18. Measuring exercise intensity --
Ch. 19. Hiring a personal trainer --
Ch. 20. Choosing a health and fitness facility --
Ch. 21. Using exercise equipment at home --
Ch. 22. Avoiding exercise scams --
Ch. 23. Choosing an athletic shoe --
Ch. 24. Facts about Aerobic exercise --
Ch. 25. Common forms of Aerobic exercise --
Ch. 26. Cardiorespiratory exercise in everyday activities and recreation --
Ch. 27. All about strength training --
Ch. 28. Flexibility and balance exercises --
Ch. 29. Pilates for improved strength and flexibility --
Ch. 30. Yoga and meditation provide health benefits --
Ch. 31. Kegel exercises : developing your pelvic muscles --
Ch. 32. Exercising away from home --
Ch. 33. Exercise is essential for kids --
Ch. 34. Parents can play vital role in encouraging children's active, healthy lifestyles --
Ch. 35. Fitness for children from birth to age five --
Ch. 36. Physical activity at school --
Ch. 37. Fitness for kids who do not like sports --
Ch. 38. Preparticipation physical exams for young athletes --
Ch. 39. Exercise and adolescents --
Ch. 40. Staying active during and after pregnancy --
Ch. 41. Physical activity later in life --
Ch. 42. Exercise tips for overweight or obese adults --
Ch. 43. Physical activity and diabetes --
Ch. 44. Lung conditions and exercise --
Ch. 45. Exercise your way to lower blood pressure --
Ch. 46. Physical activity and the heart --
Ch. 47. Physical activity recommendations for stroke survivors --
Ch. 48. Questions and answers about arthritis, joint problems, and exercise --
Ch. 49. Fitness information for people with chronic pain and fatigue --
Ch. 50. Exercise and cancer --
Ch. 51. Why exercise is important for people with HIV --
Ch. 52. People with disabilities benefit from physical activity --
Ch. 53. Childhood sports injuries and their prevention : a guide for parents --
Ch. 54. Overview of acute and chronic sports injuries and their treatment --
Ch. 55. Exercise-related aches and pains --
Ch. 56. Foot problems that plague exercisers --
Ch. 57. Taking care of your skin while you sweat --
Ch. 58. How much is too much? : overtraining and exercise addiction --
Ch. 59. Overcoming barriers to physical fitness --
Ch. 60. Staying motivated to exercise through goal setting --
Ch. 61. Ten tips for sticking to your exercise program --
Ch. 62. Working out with friends and family --
Ch. 63. Glossary of fitness terms --
Ch. 64. Directory of fitness resources.
Series Title: Health reference series.
Responsibility: edited by Amy L. Sutton.

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"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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