Exercise on Prescription

Activity for Cardiovascular Health


  • John Buckley, BPE, MSc, PhD, BASES, Accr, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Exercise & Nutrition Science, University of Chester; Founding Managing Partner, Lifestyle Exercise & Physiotherapy Centre, Shrewsbury, UK
  • Jane Holmes, MCSP, MSc, Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy Studies, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
  • Gareth Mapp, BA(Hons), MSc, Sports and Exercise Science Consultant, Lifestyle Fitness, Shrewbury.

With a wealth of sound practical advice, from the authors' years of extensive experience, this book will be invaluable for all those prescribing aerobic exercise programmes for cardiovascular health including: general practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, exercise instructors and advisors.
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Book information

  • Published: December 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-3288-1

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; The links between health, physical activity and exercise; Psychology: the keystone to activity and its role in mental wellness; The science of aerobic exercise; The importance of understanding training status; Monitoring exercise responses with heart rates, ratings of perceived exertion and blood pressure; Prescribing activity and exercise for health and for fitness using heart rate and ratings of perceived exertion; Protocols for measuring and estimating aerobic capacity and VO2 Max; User friendly charts to prescribe exercise with aerobic exercise machines from VO2 Max; Orthopaedic considerations for aerobic exercise; The health and exercise consultation