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Fitness and exercise sourcebook

Author: Amy L Sutton
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2007.
Series: Health reference series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd ed
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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: Handbooks, manuals, etc
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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 p. : ill. ; 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 (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: edited by Amy L. Sutton.
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