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Fitness and exercise sourcebook
Gledhill, Kristen M.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2001]

Physical Description:
xiv, 646 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"Basic consumer health information about the fundamentals of fitness and excercise, including how to begin and maintain a fitness program, fitness as a lifestyle, the link between fitness and diet, advice for specific groups of people, exercise as it relates to specific medical conditions, and recent research in fitness and exercise; along with a glossary of important terms and resources for additional help and information."
General fitness and exercise -- Fitness and your diet -- Fitness for specific groups of people -- Exercise and specific medical conditions -- Specific activities -- Additional help and information.
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GV436 .F53 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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This volume contains documents and excerpts from publications issued by about 10 different government agencies--such as the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--as well as documents from various health organizations and articles from popular periodicals. Forty-two selections, aimed at a general readership, address various aspects of exercise and nutrition with regard to specific groups of people (children, teens, older adults, people with disabilities), people with specific medical conditions, and the general population. The final section includes a glossary, a list of resources in the federal government and the private sector, and suggestions for further reading. c. Book News Inc.

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From the Health Reference Series. Eating Disorders compiles material on the types, causes, effects, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders; Fitness and Exercise presents the latest information on topics ranging from the proper use of a jog stroller to the best activities for people undergoing chemotherapy.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Part I General Fitness and Exercise
Chapter 1 Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Healthp. 3
Chapter 2 Questions and Answers on the Benefits of Exercisep. 57
Chapter 3 How Fit Are You?p. 69
Chapter 4 Designing a Fitness Programp. 91
Chapter 5 Exploding Exercise Mythsp. 95
Chapter 6 Get Fit, Get Recognized: The Presidential Sports Awardp. 105
Chapter 7 Stretching: Key to Avoiding Athletic Injuriesp. 121
Chapter 8 Pump Fiction: Tips for Buying Exercise Equipmentp. 123
Part II Fitness and Your Diet
Chapter 9 Questions Most Frequently Asked about Sports Nutritionp. 129
Chapter 10 Do You Drink Enough Water?p. 137
Chapter 11 Carbohydrates, Protein, and Performancep. 145
Chapter 12 Nutrition Supplements: Science vs. Hypep. 151
Chapter 13 Exercise and Diet: Weight Loss for Lifep. 165
Part III Fitness for Specific Groups of People
Chapter 14 Physical Activity and Well-Being at Different Life Stagesp. 181
Chapter 15 Fitness for Kidsp. 193
Section 15.1 Children's Sedentary Lifestyle a Forerunner of Unhealthy Adulthoodp. 194
Section 15.2 A Parent's Guide to Fitness for Kids Who Hate Sportsp. 198
Chapter 16 Fitness and Exercise for Teensp. 203
Section 16.1 Looking Goodp. 204
Section 16.2 Running for Brain Powerp. 206
Section 16.3 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity among Young Peoplep. 209
Chapter 17 99 Tips for Family Fitness Funp. 267
Chapter 18 Exercise for Older Adultsp. 275
Chapter 19 The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise for People with Disabilitiesp. 337
Chapter 20 Women's Fitnessp. 341
Section 20.1 Post-Pregnancy Benefits of Exercisep. 342
Section 20.2 Boning Up with Vitamins and Exercisep. 343
Section 20.3 An Active Menopausep. 346
Section 20.4 Exercising Your Pelvic Musclesp. 351
Part IV Exercise and Specific Medical Conditions
Chapter 21 AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and Exercisep. 357
Section 21.1 Exercise and Nutrition with HIVp. 358
Section 21.2 Exercise Does Not Spur AIDS Coursep. 362
Section 21.3 Exercise Benefits Men with HIV Wasting Diseasep. 363
Section 21.4 Exercise Decreases Depression for AIDS Patientsp. 365
Chapter 22 Arthritis and Exercisep. 367
Chapter 23 Asthma during Exercisep. 375
Chapter 24 Cancer Patients and Exercisep. 379
Section 24.1 Exercise Good for Some Cancer, Heart Patientsp. 380
Section 24.2 Exercise May Alleviate Effects of Chemotherapyp. 382
Section 24.3 Exercise Reduces Risk of Breast Cancerp. 384
Chapter 25 Aerobic Exercise and Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 387
Chapter 26 Chronically Ill Patients and Exercisep. 391
Chapter 27 Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Dayp. 409
Chapter 28 Lifestyle and Therapeutic Methods for Treating and Managing Fibromyalgiap. 419
Chapter 29 Heart Healthp. 427
Section 29.1 Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health: Questions and Answersp. 428
Section 29.2 Target Heart Ratesp. 431
Chapter 30 Hypoglycemia: The Unwelcome Exercise Intruderp. 433
Chapter 31 Mental Health and the Impact of Exercisep. 437
Chapter 32 Obesity: The Role of Exercise in Managementp. 441
Chapter 33 Repetitive Strain Injury and the Computer Cramp Bluesp. 447
Chapter 34 Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss) and Exercisep. 451
Part V Specific Activities
Chapter 35 Everyday Fitnessp. 459
Section 35.1 Adding More Physical Activity to Your Lifestylep. 460
Section 35.2 Dynamic Gardeningp. 464
Chapter 36 Aerobic Fitness: The Heartbeat of Your Fitness Programp. 469
Chapter 37 Test Your Walking IQp. 475
Chapter 38 Making a Splash: Water Resistance Provides a Great Workoutp. 479
Chapter 39 Bicyclingp. 483
Section 39.1 Ride It Off: Lose Weight on Your Bikep. 484
Section 39.2 Stationary Cycling: An Overviewp. 488
Section 39.3 Preventing Bicycle-Related Head Injuriesp. 492
Chapter 40 Fit to Rip: Ski-Specific Workoutp. 497
Chapter 41 In-Line Skating Basicsp. 507
Chapter 42 How to Use a Jog Strollerp. 519
Part VI Additional Help and Information
Chapter 43 Glossaryp. 525
Chapter 44 Resourcesp. 575
Section 44.1 Resources in the Federal Governmentp. 576
Section 44.2 Private Sector Resourcesp. 585
Chapter 45 Further Readingp. 589
Indexp. 611