This unique resource digests the literature to give you the low down on exercise: how much, how often, depending on your age and fitness. How much, how often? This unique resource digests the literature to give you the low down on exercise: how much, how often, depending on your age and fitness. Although there is enormous amounts of information available regarding physical activity, there is no single source primarily dedicated to providing guidelines and recommendations. In this book, a comprehensive overview of the current guidelines from national and international organisations is clearly presented, along with helpful information to implement these recommendations. The book covers physical activity recommendations for individuals beginning in infancy all the way through older adulthood. Specific activity recommendations for individuals with diseases ranging from diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis as well as cerebral palsy and other disabilities are also presented. This really is the definite guide for exercise scientists, personal trainers, students and medical practitioners.
Riva L. Rahl, MD is medical director of the Cooper Wellness Program at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas, where she counsels clients on appropriate physical activity programmes. She is a member of the ACSM, the American College of Physicians, and USA Track and Field.
Chapter 1. Exploring the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Health; Chapter 3. Guidelines for Personal Exercise Programs; Chapter 4. Infants and Toddlers; Chapter 5. School-Age Children; Chapter 6. Pregnant and Postpartum Women; Chapter 7. Older Adults; Chapter 9. Cancer; Chapter 10. Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease; Chapter 12. Diabetes; Chapter 13. Neuromuscular Disorders; Chapter 15. Exercise Testing and Prescription; Chapter 16. Cardiac Exercise Testing and Prescription.