Focusing on the specific needs of people with a certain disease, condition, or stage of life, this book discusses the special fitness and nutritional needs of various populations. Not only are overall health, fitness, and exercise recommendations discussed, but anatomy and physiology is covered to promote understanding of changes that occur among body systems as diseases or conditions develop. This text focuses on building appropriate exercise programs, physiological changes associated with various conditions, important precautions during exercise, outcome expectations, and basic nutritional considerations for various populations who frequently seek the services of a health and fitness professional. This book will serve as a comprehensive course text for students enrolled in personal training programs and students pursuing health/fitness professional degrees.
Part I Scientific Foundations Chapter 1 The Impact of Exercise and Nutrition on Health and Fitness Chapter 2 Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems Part II Exercise and Nutrition for Life Stages Chapter 3 Exercise During Pregnancy Chapter 4 Exercise for Youth Chapter 5 Exercise for Senior Adults Part III Exercise and Nutrition for Disease and Illness Chapter 6 Exercise for Overweight and Obese Individuals Chapter 7 Exercise for Those with Cardiovascular Disease Chapter 8 Exercise for Those with Disorders of the Skeletal System Chapter 9 Exercise for Those with Diabetes Chapter 10 Exercise for People Recovering from Cancer Chapter 11 Exercise for Those with Asthma Chapter 12 Exercise for People with Multiple Sclerosis