ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, Second Edition,
offers the most current exercise and nutrition guidelines along with
assessments, exercises, activities, and programs for varying ages,
special conditions, and fitness goals. Authoritative and comprehensive,
it makes adding, enhancing, or customizing a fitness and health routine
safe and effective.
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Here is the ultimate resource for maximizing your exercise and nutrition efforts. In this new edition of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, you have an authoritative reference that allows you to apply research-based guidance to your unique health and fitness needs. With a focus across the life span, this resource shows you how to pursue optimal health and fitness now and throughout the years to come. The American College of Sports Medicine, the largest and most respected sport science and medicine organization in the world, has created this book to bridge the gap between science and the practice of making personal lifestyle choices that promote health. This new edition contains age-specific advice within the framework of the latest research, thus helping you to avoid the lure of fads, unfounded myths, and misinformation.
You will learn these strategies:
Incorporate the latest guidelines for physical activity and nutrition into your daily routine to improve your fitness and overall health.
Optimize your weight and increase strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness, and functional fitness.
Improve health and manage conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, pregnancy, and Alzheimer’s disease through exercise and nutrition.
Monitor, evaluate, and tailor your exercise program for optimal results.
Featuring step-by-step instructions and full-color photos for the most effective exercises, sample workouts, practical advice, age-specific physical activity and dietary guidelines, and strategies for incorporating exercise and healthy nutrition choices into even the busiest of lifestyles, ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health is a resource that belongs in every fitness enthusiast’s library.
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 ACSM
About the Editor
About the Contributors
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
"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
Russell R. Pate, PhD-- Professor of Exercise Science, Arnold
School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Instructor Guide. To help students better understand the role of physical activity, exercise, and a balanced approach to nutrition in promoting health and fitness, this instructor guide provides lecture-related resources that can be easily applied to a typical 16-week semester framework. The various aids for each chapter typically include: chapter objectives, chapter summary, ideas for lecture topics and discussion points, and suggested additional student web resources.
Test Package. For each chapter in the book, a corresponding test is included. The tests are made up of true or false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer questions to test students on their retention of chapter content. Download Respondus or RTF files or files formatted for LMS use.
Image bank. Includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the text, sorted by chapter, that can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.
The image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-3636-9