Health Reference Series: Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook

Editor: Larsen, Laura
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1534-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Exercise
Image Count: 11
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Provides basic consumer health information about the benefits of physical activity, along with activity guidelines for children, teens, adults, and seniors; discusses various types of exercises, tips for starting and maintaining an exercise program, and strategies for avoiding injuries.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Chapter 1—Physical Activity Has Many Health Benefits
  • Section 1.1—An Overview of Physical Activity
  • Section 1.2—Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Section 1.3—Facts about Physical Activity
  • Chapter 2—Health Burden of Physical Inactivity
  • Chapter 3—Physical Activity and Disease Prevention
  • Section 3.1—Physical Fitness and a Healthy Immune System
  • Section 3.2—Peak Longevity Benefit with an Hour of Daily Exercise
  • Section 3.3—Physical Activity Promotes Bone Health
  • Section 3.4—The Effect of Physical Activity on the Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
  • Chapter 4—Physical Activity and Mental Health
  • Section 4.1—Physical Activity Can Help the Brain
  • Section 4.2—Physical Activity and Depression
  • Section 4.3—Physical Activity and Exercise for Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 5—Physical Activity and a Healthy Weight
  • Chapter 6—Is Physical Inactivity Genetic?
  • Part II: Guidelines for Lifelong Physical Fitness
  • Chapter 7—Understanding the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
  • Chapter 8—Prevalence of Self-Reported Physically Active Adults
  • Chapter 9—Physical Fitness and Children
  • Section 9.1—How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?
  • Section 9.2—Physical Activity for Preschoolers
  • Section 9.3—Fitness Guidelines for School-Aged Youth
  • Chapter 10—Physical Fitness and Teenagers
  • Section 10.1—Statistics on Physical Activity in Teenagers
  • Section 10.2—Teenagers and Physical Fitness
  • Chapter 11—Promoting Physical Activity in Children and Teenagers
  • Section 11.1—Motivating Children and Teenagers to Be Active
  • Section 11.2—Fitness for Kids Who Don't Like Sports
  • Section 11.3—Tips on Promoting Physical Fitness for Girls
  • Chapter 12—School's Role in Promoting Health and Fitness
  • Chapter 13—Physical Fitness and Adults
  • Section 13.1—Fitness Guidelines for Adults
  • Section 13.2-How Much Physical Activity Do Adults Need?
  • Section 13.3—Women, Physical Fitness, and Heart Health
  • Section 13.4—Physical Activity for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
  • Section 13.5—Overweight Adults Can Improve Quality of Life through Exercise
  • Chapter 14—Physical Fitness and the Elderly
  • Section 14.1—Fitness for the Elderly: What the Research Says
  • Section 14.2—Fitness Guidelines for the Elderly
  • Section 14.3—Benefits of Exercise for the Elderly
  • Section 14.4—Exercises for Elderly
  • Section 14.5—Making Exercise a Habit
  • Part III: Start Moving
  • Chapter 15—Ways to Add Physical Activity to Your Life
  • Section 15.1-Get Active
  • Section 15.2—Exercise Opportunities in Your Daily Life
  • Chapter 16—Make a Fitness Plan and Stick with It
  • Section 16.1—Designing Your Own Fitness Plan
  • Section 16.2-Goal Setting
  • Chapter 17—Overcoming Barriers to Exercise
  • Chapter 18—Measuring Physical Activity Intensity and Physical Fitness
  • Section 18.1—Measuring Physical Activity Intensity
  • Section 18.2-Target Heart Rates
  • Section 18.3—Perceived Exertion
  • Section 18.4—Burning Calories
  • Section 18.5-Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Chapter 19—Choosing Physical Fitness Partners
  • Section 19.1—Exercising with Your Loved One
  • Section 19.2—Making Exercise Fun for the Whole Family
  • Chapter 20—Joining a Gym
  • Chapter 21—Personal Trainers and Equipment
  • Chapter 22—Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment
  • Part IV: Exercise Basics
  • Chapter 23—Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Chapter 24-Types of Physical Activity
  • Chapter 25—Step Aerobics
  • Chapter 26—Kickboxing
  • Chapter 27—Aquatic Exercise
  • Section 27.1-Water Fitness
  • Section 27.2—Healthy Swimming
  • Chapter 28—Walking and Hiking
  • Section 28.1 —Walking and Its Popularity in United States
  • Section 28.2—Walking Basics and Stretches
  • Section 28.3—Using a Pedometer
  • Section 28.4—Gearing Up for Hiking
  • Chapter 29—Bicycling
  • Section 29.1-Biking Basics
  • Section 29.2-Biking-Safety Tips
  • Chapter 30—Running
  • Chapter 31—Strength and Resistance Exercise
  • Section 31.1-Strength / Weight Training Basics
  • Section 31.2—Core-Strengthening Exercises
  • Chapter 32—Combined Exercise
  • Section 32.1-Cross Training
  • Section 32.2-Interval Training
  • Section 32.3-Boot Camp Workouts
  • Chapter 33—Mind-Body Exercise
  • Section 33.1—Introduction to Mind-Body Exercise
  • Section 33.2—Impact of Stress on Body and Mind
  • Section 33.3-Yoga
  • Section 33.4-Pilates
  • Section 33.5-Tai Chi and Qi Gong
  • Part V: Fitness Safety
  • Chapter 34-Safe Physical Activity
  • Chapter 35-Workout Safety
  • Section 35.1-Warming Up
  • Section 35.2—Basics of Stretching
  • Section 35.3—Avoiding Mistakes in the Gym
  • Section 35.4—Safety Equipment
  • Chapter 36—Nutrition and Exercise
  • Section 36.1-Healthy Hydration
  • Section 36.2-Sports Nutrition
  • Section 36.3—Using Dietary Supplements Wisely
  • Section 36.4—Anabolic Steroids
  • Chapter 37—Preventing Sports Injuries
  • Section 37.1 —Understanding Sports Injuries
  • Section 37.2—Common Sports Injuries and Their Prevention
  • Section 37.3—Sports-Related Concussions: What Youngsters Need to Know
  • Section 37.4—Sports-Related Concussions: What Parents Need to Know
  • Chapter 38—Safety Information to Help Prevent Sports Injuries
  • Chapter 39—Overtraining and Compulsive Exercise
  • Section 39.1—Overtraining in Women and the Risk to Bone Health
  • Section 39.2—Compulsive Exercise
  • Chapter 40—Exercising Safely Outdoors
  • Section 40.1—Exercising in Hot Weather
  • Section 40.2—Exercising In Cold Weather
  • Section 40.3—Air Pollution and Exercise
  • Part VI: Physical Fitness for People with Health Conditions
  • Chapter 41—Introduction to Exercise with a Health Condition
  • Chapter 42—Physical Activity for People with Disabilities
  • Section 42.1—Healthy Living for People with Disabilities
  • Section 42.2—Working with Your Doctor to Increase Physical Activity .
  • Section 42.3—Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips
  • Chapter 43—Physical Fitness for People Who Are Overweight
  • Section 43.1—Understanding Obesity
  • Section 43.2—Physical Fitness at Any Size .
  • Section 43.3—Weight-Loss and Weight Training Myths
  • Chapter 44—Physical Fitness for People with Heart Conditions
  • Chapter 45—Physical Fitness for People with Bone Disorders
  • Section 45.1—Arthritis and Fitness
  • Section 45.2—Exercising Safely with Osteoporosis
  • Section 45.3—Managing Osteogenesis Imperfecta with Exercise and Activity
  • Chapter 46—Physical Fitness for People with Asthma
  • Section 46.1—Exercise for People with Asthma
  • Section 46.2—Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Chapter 47—Physical Fitness for People with Diabetes
  • Chapter 48—Physical Fitness and Cancer
  • Section 48.1—Physical Fitness and Cancer Prevention
  • Section 48.2—Exercise during and after Cancer Treatment
  • Part VII: Health and Wellness Trends
  • Chapter 49—Fitness and Exercise Trends
  • Chapter 50—Wellness or Fitness Tourism
  • Chapter 51—Online Fitness Training
  • Chapter 52—Fitness Wearables and Wearable Technology
  • Part VIII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 53—Glossary of Terms Related to Fitness and Exercise
  • Chapter 54—Directory of Fitness Resources