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Exercise Prescription - The Physiological Foundations

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Using research-based evidence, this text provides current rationale for the types, intensity, and duration of physical activity that may be prescribed to populations with commonly occurring chronic ailments. The relationship between the etiology of these conditions and the physiological effects of physical exercise for these groups of patients is explained. This text is ideal for students on courses encompassing health-related exercise and exercise prescription such as sports science, physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as exercise professionals who may deal with rehabilitation of special populations. The book is also an ideal reference for fitness instructors, sports trainers, and medical professionals.
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1. Introduction: physical activity, fitness and health2. Individuals with existing heart and vascular disease3. Blood lipids and hyperlipidaemia4. Diabetes and insulin resistance/insensitivity5. Blood pressure and hypertension6. Overweight and obese adults7. Coagulation, fibrinolysis and risk of thrombosis8. Adults with asthma9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease10. Adults with arthritis11. Adults with osteoporosis12. Adults with and survivors of cancer13. The older adult14. Therapeutic medications: influences with regard to physical activity and exerciseAppendix A. Screening and assessment for prescription of physical activity and exerciseAppendix B. Physical activity and exercise: intensity, endurance and progressionGlossary of termsIndex
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      9780443100178
    • UPC/ISBN
      9780443100178
    • Stock Last Checked
      Feb 22, 2024
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    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Sep 8, 2006
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