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Exercise Prescription - The Physiological Foundations. A Guide for Health, Sport and Exercise Professionals

  • ID: 3684931
  • Book
  • 280 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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A guide for health and exercise professionals which explains the relationship between the aetiology and pathology of common conditions and the physiological effects of physical exercise and activity for those groups of patients/clients. Guidelines for exercise prescription are given for each patient group including possible contraindications for exercise and the possible effects of medications. All the chapters dealing with different disorders follow the same structure making the book easy to learn from and refer to.

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1. Introduction: physical activity, fitness and health

2. Individuals with existing heart and vascular disease

3. Blood lipids and hyperlipidaemia

4. Diabetes and insulin resistance/insensitivity

5. Blood pressure and hypertension

6. Overweight and obese adults

7. Coagulation, fibrinolysis and risk of thrombosis

8. Adults with asthma

9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

10. Adults with arthritis

11. Adults with osteoporosis

12. Adults with and survivors of cancer

13. The older adult

14. Therapeutic medications: influences with regard to physical activity and exercise

Appendix A. Screening and assessment for prescription of physical activity and exercise

Appendix B. Physical activity and exercise: intensity, endurance and progression

Glossary of terms

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Woolf-May, Kate Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church, University College, Canterbury, Kent , UK.
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