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ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health 2nd Edition


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Part I Fit, Active, and Healthy Chapter 1 Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Physical Activity and Nutrition Barbara A. Bushman Chapter 2 Embracing Physical Activity: A Complete Exercise Program Barbara A. Bushman Chapter 3 Balancing Nutrition: Recommended Dietary Guidelines Stella Lucia Volpe and Joseph R. Stanzione Chapter 4 Promoting Healthy Habits: Getting Started and Staying Motivated Barbara A. Bushman Part II Exercise and Activity for Building a Better You Chapter 5 Improving Your Aerobic Fitness Barbara A. Bushman Chapter 6 Enhancing Your Muscular Fitness Avery D. Faigenbaum Chapter 7 Increasing Your Flexibility Jan Schroeder and Michelle Kulovitz Alencar Chapter 8 Sharpening Your Functional Fitness Nicholas H. Evans Part III Fitness and Health for Every Age Chapter 9 Children and Adolescents: Birth to Age 17 Don W. Morgan Chapter 10 Adults: Ages 18 to 64 Barbara A. Bushman Chapter 11 Older Adults: Ages 65 and Older Robert S. Mazzeo Part IV Fitness and Health for Every Body Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Health Shannon Lennon-Edwards and William B. Farquhar Chapter 13 Diabetes Sheri R. Colberg Chapter 14 Cancer Kathryn H. Schmitz Chapter 15 Alzheimer's Disease Brad A. Roy and Linda Fredenberg Chapter 16 Osteoporosis and Bone Health Kara A. Witzke and Kerri M. Winters-Stone Chapter 17 Arthritis and Joint Health A. Lynn Millar Chapter 18 Weight Management Laura J. Kruskall Chapter 19 Pregnancy and Postpartum Lanay M. Mudd and Jean M. Kerver Chapter 20 Depression Heather Chambliss and Tracy L. Greer

About the Author

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), founded in 1954, is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to improving health through science, education, and medicine. ACSM members work in a range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. Members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise. The ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life. Barbara A. Bushman, PhD, FASCM, is a professor at Missouri State University and a program director and clinical exercise physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She received her PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Toledo and has teaching experience in identification of health risks, exercise testing and prescription, anatomy, and physiology. Bushman served as senior editor of ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, Fourth Edition, and a reviewer for ACSM's Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Women & Health, and ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. She has been a fellow of the ACSM since 1999, serving on the ACSM Media Referral Network. As an associate editor of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, Bushman writes the "Wouldn't You Like to Know" column, which covers a variety of topics in health and fitness. Bushman is the lead author of Action Plan for Menopause as well as numerous research articles. She maintains a Facebook page focused on health and fitness (Facebook.com/FitnessID). She resides in Strafford, Missouri, with her husband, Tobin. She enjoys walks with her husband and German shepherd. She participates in numerous activities in her leisure time, including running, cycling, hiking, weightlifting, kayaking, and scuba diving.


"ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness and Health is a must-read book for anyone who desires to live a long and healthy life. Written by experts from the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine, this book offers practical and proven advice on staying active and eating right." Robert Sallis, MD, FACSM -- Co-Director of Sports Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fontana CA "ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness and Health helps you find your path to lifelong health. Backed by the latest research, this book will help you make informed, everyday decisions about eating right and being active. Learn from leading experts how individual choices today can add up to a lifetime of good health." Walt Thompson, PhD-- President, American College of Sports Medicine (2017-2018), Regents' Professor and Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University "The American College of Sports Medicine is the world's authority on physical activity, fitness, and health. In this volume, leading experts provide up-to-date guidance on adoption of an active, fit, and healthy lifestyle." Russell R. Pate, PhD-- Professor of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

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