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Reviews the current theories of health psychology and the science that underlie them. Explores today's most common health problems as well as the lifestyle factors that influence their development, including exercise, nutrition, and stress management. Demonstrates the application of psychology to clinical practice to achieve better outcomes. Health Psychology Case Studies illustrate real-world problems related to each chapter. Health Psychology @ Work profiles allied health professionals and how they use health psychology in their careers...from motivational interviewing to building psychosocial capacity for survivors of disasters. Integrative Medicine discusses alternative or complementary medicine options. Health Psychology on Campus highlights the relevance of health psychology for college students, including the effect of sleep deprivation on learning and memory, and techniques for stress and coping. What's the Evidence? emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practice and how to use evidence to improve outcomes.
Presents a guide to maintaining health and physical fitness, providing advice on nutrition, healthy eating, exercise, and preventive measures against disease.
It's time to rethink your relationship with food and exercise! The Women's Health Fitness Fix is a refreshing, realistic guide for anyone who wants a better body. You'll find all the tools you need for successful and lasting weight loss--no rigid, inflexible diet rules or demanding, time-consuming workout programs. These easy-to-follow strategies are practiced by the US's leading fitness experts, tested by the world's top researchers, and proven by everyday busy people across the US. Whether you're a beginner or a longtime fitness fanatic, this must-have manual offers hundreds of tips to get you the results you’ve always wanted—in just minutes a day. Inside, you'll find: • More than 30...
This book examines the health/fitness interaction in an historical context. Beginning in primitive hunter-gatherer communities, where survival required adequate physical activity, it goes on to consider changes in health and physical activity at subsequent stages in the evolution of “civilization.” It focuses on the health impacts of a growing understanding of medicine and physiology, and the emergence of a middle-class with the time and money to choose between active and passive leisure pursuits. The book reflects on urbanization and industrialization in relation to the need for public health measures, and the ever-diminishing physical demands of the work-place. It then evaluates the attitudes of prelates, politicians, philosophers and teachers at each stage of the process. Finally, the book explores professional and governmental initiatives to increase public involvement in active leisure through various school, worksite, recreational and sports programmes.
Through this book, you can learn to use the latest life-changing information to improve your fitness and enhance your quality of life.
A bold look at how commercial agendas distort the real science behind health and fitness studies and misinform the public about how to live a healthy life. Researcher Timothy Caulfield talks with experts in medicine, pharmaceuticals, health and fitness, and even tries out many of the health fads himself, in order to test their scientific validity, dispel the myths, and illuminate the path to better health.
"Updated for its Fourth Edition with increased art and photos, this undergraduate exercise physiology textbook integrates basic exercise physiology with research studies to stimulate learning, allowing readers to apply principles in the widest variety of exercise and sport science careers. The book has comprehensive coverage, including integrated material on special populations, and a flexible organization of independent units, so instructors can teach according to their preferred approach. Each unit is designed with a consistent and comprehensive sequence of presentation: basic anatomy and physiology, the measurement and meaning of variables important to understanding exercise physiology, exercise responses, training principles, and special applications, problems, and considerations. Plowman & Smith provides a consistently organized, comprehensive approach to Exercise Physiology with excellent supporting ancillary materials. Its ability to relate up to date research to key concepts and integrate special populations makes this book ideal for classroom use."--Publisher's description.
Health Fitness Management, Second Edition, provides an in-depth picture of the varied and rewarding role of the health and fitness club manager. With contributions from leading experts in the fitness industry, several new chapters, a more practical emphasis, enhanced features, and the addition of instructor resources, this second edition is the most authoritative and field-tested guide to management success. Whether soothing disgruntled members, ensuring club safety and profitability, or motivating staff to perform at their best, health and fitness club managers require the right mix of skills and flexibility to support the success and continued growth of their clubs. Both aspiring and pract...
Imagine my surprise when walking solved my major health problem! -Watch my video below for the complete story- Are you like me? Or, should I say like I was in the recent past. Injured again from running, not exercising due to the injury, my body not recovering as quickly as it did when I was younger, and feeling a little depressed. I needed help to get in shape during the rehab from my back injury. I found walking is the easiest way to get in shape and stay in shape. Why should you be enthusiastic about Walking for Health and Fitness? Walking is free. Walking is easy to do. Walking is easy on your muscles, joints, and bones! Walking for Health and Fitness gives you specific steps to take to ...