Women's Health and Fitness Guide provides a novel approach to addressing the health and fitness needs of women. The authors developed a research-based program that describes how and why gender and stage of life are important factors to consider when designing an exercise program. Whether the professional is addressing the adolescent, pregnant, menopausal, or senior woman, this book provides answers to program design questions. The emphasis on functional fitness and the inclusion of an up-to-date review of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility research make this text both comprehensive and timely. Women's Health and Fitness Guide is a practical text organized in a straightforward manner, ...
The United States Department of Health and Human Services has released two landmark publications, Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Both of these publications emphasize that physical activity and physical fitness are strongly related to the reduction of risks of morbidity and mortality for a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer, osteoporosis, and mental illness. Physical activity and fitness also have a positive effect on mental processes and cognitive function, which are particularly important for students. The Surgeon General's report calls for effective ...
Learn how to apply the psychology of health and fitness to your exercise programs and to solve the motivational and behavioral problems you’ll encounter every day in practice. You’ll explore the scientific principles and variables that influence behavior as you develop the confidence to design effective lifestyle interventions for disease prevention and develop individualized exercise programs that promote optimal health.
Total Health and Fitness Revolution presents the latest scientific findings on how to age healthily and attain a long life. This book should be read by people of all ages, as the earlier one develops good practices the healthier one will be and the longer one will live. Any parent concerned with their child’s welfare will be keen to discover the information herein which will help them to put their child onto the path of optimum health. Dr Joseph Cheung covers the benefits of exercise, diet, vitamin supplements and preventative medicine, drawing on his decades of clinical practice and research.
What does the word fitness mean to you? To each person, its something different. To many it's a word that brings on the cringe of pain, of doing something they simply hate and even something they will avoid at all possible costs. But, that's not necessary for most people. In fact, fitness can be enjoyable if you know how to make it be just that. Through this e-book, we will teach you several very key elements to keeping yourself fit. Each tip and tool given is something that you can do easily, without much help and with the ability to see benefits. Although many people start looking into fitness because they want to lose weight but fitness is not just about weight loss. You can work to improve your overall wellness and increase your lifespan as well as the quality of life that you are currently living. Throughout this book, we'll point you in the direction of improving your overall health. For many that will mean losing weight. For others, that will mean improving other qualities of your life.
Achieve real gains and remove obstacles in your path to fitness with Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis. David Lyons' program is designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and includes anecdotes from real people with MS, their limitations and how they followed this plan to reach their fitness goals. The customizable, high-intensity, calorie-burning workout builds lean muscle mass. Find advice and solutions for overcoming mental hurdles, nutrition fundamentals to properly fuel workouts, easily adaptable exercises, and motivation. Everyday Heath and Fitness is a road map for every person who wants to conquer a disease or disability, and just get moving.
This book examines the health/fitness interaction in an historical context. Beginning in primitive hunter-gatherer communities, where survival required adequate physical activity, it goes on to consider changes in health and physical activity at subsequent stages in the evolution of “civilization.” It focuses on the health impacts of a growing understanding of medicine and physiology, and the emergence of a middle-class with the time and money to choose between active and passive leisure pursuits. The book reflects on urbanization and industrialization in relation to the need for public health measures, and the ever-diminishing physical demands of the work-place. It then evaluates the attitudes of prelates, politicians, philosophers and teachers at each stage of the process. Finally, the book explores professional and governmental initiatives to increase public involvement in active leisure through various school, worksite, recreational and sports programmes.