Fitness Professional s Handbook 7th Edition

Author: Howley, Edward T.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492523376
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: Health & Fitness

Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition, provides current and future fitness professionals with the knowledge to screen participants, conduct standardized fitness tests, evaluate the major components of fitness, and prescribe appropriate exercise.

Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual 6th Edition

Author: Aquatic Exercise Association
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450408271
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

Written by more than 30 industry experts, Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Sixth Edition, is the most comprehensive and relied-upon resource for fitness professionals, personal trainers, therapists, and facility or program managers who specialize in water exercise. No longer just for seniors, aquatic fitness has emerged at the forefront of new fitness trends as a challenging reduced-impact option for group exercise, small-group fitness, and personal training for all age groups. Straightforward explanations of current concepts in exercise science, applied exercise anatomy and physiology, and updated research on deep-water exercise will assist you in creating and leading safe, effective, and enjoyable exercise programs. This all-in-one aquatic fitness reference is the definitive resource for those preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional certification exam. Reorganized for easier study and exam preparation, the sixth edition contains essential foundational information such as the components of physical fitness, group fitness teaching techniques, and AEA Standards and Guidelines.

Health Fitness Instructor s Handbook

Author: Edward T. Howley
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 0736042105
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Medical

Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook, Fourth Edition, provides comprehensive information on the fundamentals of fitness, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. Used in the ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Workshops since 1986, it will help you develop meaningful and safe fitness programs, and it will also help you prepare for the ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor Certification Examination.

Exercise for Special Populations

Author: Peggie Williamson
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781797795
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

Focusing on the specific needs of people with a certain disease, condition, or stage of life, this book discusses the special fitness and nutritional needs of various populations. Not only are overall health, fitness, and exercise recommendations discussed, but anatomy and physiology is covered to promote understanding of changes that occur among body systems as diseases or conditions develop. This text focuses on building appropriate exercise programs, physiological changes associated with various conditions, important precautions during exercise, outcome expectations, and basic nutritional considerations for various populations who frequently seek the services of a health and fitness professional. This book will serve as a comprehensive course text for students enrolled in personal training programs and students pursuing health/fitness professional degrees.

Applied Health Fitness Psychology

Author: Anshel, Mark
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450400626
Release Date: 2014-01-13
Genre: Education

This comprehensive text explains how health fitness psychology has emerged from other parent disciplines to be addressed in numerous exercise, fitness, and health settings, allowing both current and future professionals to assist their patients or clients in adopting healthier lifestyles.

Growth Maturation and Physical Activity

Author: Robert M. Malina
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0880118822
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

This updated edition features three new chapters and current research findings. Topics include prenatal growth and functional development, motor development, thermoregulation, obesity in childhood and adolescence and more.

Biomechanics A Case Based Approach

Author: Sean P. Flanagan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763783778
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Health & Fitness

Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach focuses on the comprehension, retention, and application of the core concepts of biomechanics using problem-based learning strategies. The book features a broad range of case studies and examples to illustrate key content throughout the text. Relevant and realistic problems provide students with the opportunity to associate what they’re learning in class to real-life applications in the field. Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach, offers a unique approach to understanding biomechanical concepts through the use of mathematical problems. The conversational writing style engages students’ attention while not sacrificing the rigor of the content. Case studies and real-world examples illustrate key content areas while competency checks, located at the conclusion of each major section, correspond to the first three areas of Bloom's Taxonomy: remember, understand, and apply. Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach employs the technique of guided discover to ensure that all students understand the concepts of biomechanics. To accommodate a variety of student learning styles, content is presented physically, graphically, and mathematically. Key features: Learning Objectives found at the beginning of each chapter address the objectives of each lesson Definitions presented in the margins of the text help define new words each time they appear Important Points provide summaries in the margin throughout the text Essential Math boxes provide a review of essential math before it is presented in the text Applied Research helps to illustrate biomechanical concepts Competency Checks found at the conclusion of major sections ask conceptual and quantitative questions to foster critical thinking and further student comprehension End of Chapter Pedagogy includes: Chapter Summary and Conclusion, Review Questions, and a list of Chapter References

Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness

Author: Wener W.K. Hoeger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337099974
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Education

Exercise, eat right, and thrive! Emphasizing the importance of a fitness and wellness lifestyle, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 14th Edition, challenges you to meet your personal fitness and wellness goals, and shows you how to inspire others to do the same. This includes behavior modification techniques through sensible approaches and a strong focus on the practical ways you can incorporate changes into in your daily life. By the end of the course, you will feel proficient in creating an exercise program suited to your values, making nutrition choices, crafting an active lifestyle, and overcoming barriers to personal change. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Construction Contracting

Author: Richard H. Clough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118693216
Release Date: 2015-04-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management, with sample contracts and documentation and a companion website for additional guidance. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Marc S. Micozzi
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437727050
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Medical

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

ACE Personal Trainer Manual

Author: American Council on Exercise
Publisher: Coaches Choice
ISBN: 1890720291
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

"This all new fourth edition of ACE's best-selling textbook offers expanded coverage of a personal trainer's primary job responsibility - assessing each client's current level of health and physical fitness and then developing a safe and effective fitness program that will lead to a lifelong commitment to a more active lifestyle and better health."--Back Cover.

The Health Professional s Guide to Popular Dietary Supplements

Author: Allison Sarubin-Fragakis
Publisher: American Dietetic Associati
ISBN: 9780880913638
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Health & Fitness

Twenty-nine new dietary supplements have been added to this edition! This guide comprehensively explores the media claims, drug-supplement interactions, dosage information and relevant research for more than 100 of today's most popular dietary supplements. Completely revised, updated, and indexed information is provided for dietetics professionals and their clients. Written by industry experts, this guide's recommendations are reliable and backed by credible clinical research.

Discovering Nutrition

Author: Paul Insel
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449667863
Release Date: 2009-12-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

Discovering Nutrition, Third Edition is a student-friendly introduction to nutrition on a non-majors level. Coverage of material such as digestion, metabolism, chemistry, and life cycle nutrition is clearly written, accessible, and engaging to undergraduate students.

Best Practice for Youth Sport

Author: Vealey, Robin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736066969
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Health & Fitness

Best Practice for Youth Sport tackles the increasing professionalization and specialization of youth sport and the changing culture of youth sport. The text explores developmentally appropriate practice and encourages athlete-centered practices that are truly beneficial for young athletes.