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Exercise Prescription - The Physiological Foundations

Using research-based evidence, this text provides current rationale for the types, intensity, and duration of physical activity that may be prescribed to populations with commonly occurring chronic ailments. The relationship between the etiology of these conditions and the physiological effects of physical exercise for these groups of patients is explained. This text is ideal for students on courses encompassing health-related exercise and exercise prescription such as sports science, physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as exercise professionals who may deal with rehabilitation of special populations. The book is also an ideal reference for fitness instructors, sports trainers, and medical professionals.In depth investigation into the growing areas of exercise prescription in relation to commonly encountered medical conditions.The book follows a consistent structure throughout, aiding the reader's comprehension and allowing ease of reference.Contraindications are provided, as well as guidelines for effective physical activity prescriptions.The author avoids giving specific prescriptions allowing the professional to judge from the evidence at hand what is best for each individual patient. Encourages real world application of ideas presented.A detailed glossary defines and explains terminology vital and unique to this field of study.
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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 Index

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