Exercise Prescription - The Physiological Foundations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443100178, 9780702032769

Exercise Prescription - The Physiological Foundations

1st Edition

A Guide for Health, Sport and Exercise Professionals

Authors: Kate Woolf-May
eBook ISBN: 9780702032769
Paperback ISBN: 9780443100178
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 6th September 2006
Page Count: 280

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

  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



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About the Author

Kate Woolf-May

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church, University College, Canterbury, Kent , UK