Exercise on Prescription book cover

Exercise on Prescription

Activity for Cardiovascular Health

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.

Paperback, 256 Pages

Published: December 1998

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-3288-1

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

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