Here is the ultimate resource for maximizing your exercise and nutrition efforts. In this new edition of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, you have an authoritative reference that allows you to apply research-based guidance to your unique health and fitness needs. With a focus across the life span, this resource shows you how to pursue optimal health and fitness now and throughout the years to come. The American College of Sports Medicine, the largest and most respected sport science and medicine organization in the world, has created this book to bridge the gap between science and the practice of making personal lifestyle choices that promote health. This new edition contains age-specific advice within the framework of the latest research, thus helping you to avoid the lure of fads, unfounded myths, and misinformation.
You will learn these strategies:
• Incorporate the latest guidelines for physical activity and nutrition into your daily routine to improve your fitness and overall health.
• Optimize your weight and increase strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness, and functional fitness.
• Improve health and manage conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, pregnancy, and Alzheimer’s disease through exercise and nutrition.
• Monitor, evaluate, and tailor your exercise program for optimal results.
Featuring step-by-step instructions and full-color photos for the most effective exercises, sample workouts, practical advice, age-specific physical activity and dietary guidelines, and strategies for incorporating exercise and healthy nutrition choices into even the busiest of lifestyles, ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health is a resource that belongs in every fitness enthusiast’s library.
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About the Author
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), founded in 1954, is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to improving health through science, education, and medicine. ACSM members work in a range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. Members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise. The ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
Barbara A. Bushman, PhD, FASCM, is a professor at Missouri State University and a program director and clinical exercise physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She received her PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Toledo and has teaching experience in identification of health risks, exercise testing and prescription, anatomy, and physiology. Bushman served as senior editor of ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer, Fourth Edition, and a reviewer for ACSM's Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Women & Health, and ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. She has been a fellow of the ACSM since 1999, serving on the ACSM Media Referral Network. As an associate editor of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, Bushman writes the “Wouldn’t You Like to Know” column, which covers a variety of topics in health and fitness.
Bushman is the lead author of Action Plan for Menopause as well as numerous research articles. She maintains a Facebook page focused on health and fitness (www.Facebook.com/FitnessID). She resides in Strafford, Missouri, with her husband, Tobin. She enjoys walks with her husband and German shepherd. She participates in numerous activities in her leisure time, including running, cycling, hiking, weightlifting, kayaking, and scuba diving.
Table of Contents
Part I Fit, Active, and Healthy
Chapter 1 Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Physical Activity and Nutrition
Barbara A. Bushman
Chapter 2 Embracing Physical Activity: A Complete Exercise Program
Barbara A. Bushman
Chapter 3 Balancing Nutrition: Recommended Dietary Guidelines
Stella Lucia Volpe and Joseph R. Stanzione
Chapter 4 Promoting Healthy Habits: Getting Started and Staying Motivated
Barbara A. Bushman
Part II Exercise and Activity for Building a Better You
Chapter 5 Improving Your Aerobic Fitness
Barbara A. Bushman
Chapter 6 Enhancing Your Muscular Fitness
Avery D. Faigenbaum
Chapter 7 Increasing Your Flexibility
Jan Schroeder and Michelle Kulovitz Alencar
Chapter 8 Sharpening Your Functional Fitness
Nicholas H. Evans
Part III Fitness and Health for Every Age
Chapter 9 Children and Adolescents: Birth to Age 17
Don W. Morgan
Chapter 10 Adults: Ages 18 to 64
Barbara A. Bushman
Chapter 11 Older Adults: Ages 65 and Older
Robert S. Mazzeo
Part IV Fitness and Health for Every Body
Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Health
Shannon Lennon-Edwards and William B. Farquhar
Chapter 13 Diabetes
Sheri R. Colberg
Chapter 14 Cancer
Kathryn H. Schmitz
Chapter 15 Alzheimer’s Disease
Brad A. Roy and Linda Fredenberg
Chapter 16 Osteoporosis and Bone Health
Kara A. Witzke and Kerri M. Winters-Stone
Chapter 17 Arthritis and Joint Health
A. Lynn Millar
Chapter 18 Weight Management
Laura J. Kruskall
Chapter 19 Pregnancy and Postpartum
Lanay M. Mudd and Jean M. Kerver
Chapter 20 Depression
Heather Chambliss and Tracy L. Greer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
s a sportsmedicine doctor and educator about the benefits of exercise and techniques to improve fitness, I wish I had this book 20 years ago! It is now an invaluable part of my library and an essential tool for learning, communicating to patients (and friends) and for reference. The book is written by experts who have taken the scientific research and translated this into useable and very readable information that is state-of-the art and well illustrated. The material is understandable without being too simplistic. This is the second edition of this practical and useful volume. The book has been extensively updated to reflect the current guidelines and recommendations on nutrition and exercise. Entirely NEW chapters have been added on Alzheimer's disease, cancer and depression. I also found interesting the new information in the chapter on neuromotor exercise training. The best of the original edition is retained including sample programs and updated how-to pictures for various exercises which are essential in explaining these others and as a take-home..A wide variety of people are shown doing the exercises and this book is accessible for all. * The book is written by experts who have taken the scientific research and translated this into useable information. The material is understandable without being too simplistic. * The book is written by experts who have taken the scientific research and translated this into useable information. The material is understandable without being too simplistic. This is the link to the HK website that provides the most information (chapter titles, sample excerpts): http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/ACSMs-Complete-Guide-to-Fitness--Health-2nd-Edition