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ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health


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Physical activity guidelines serve as "passport to good health"
Physical activity recommendations are not new, although the message has been clarified in recent years. In 1996, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health was considered a landmark on par with the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.
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Aerobic Workout Components
An aerobic workout should follow a consistent pattern to optimize safety as well as enjoyment. You should begin with a warm-up, which is followed by the main part of the workout, called the endurance conditioning phase.
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Focus on Nutrition
Rather than seeing nutrition as an obstacle, you can focus on positive food choices as part of your new healthy lifestyle.
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Causes of High Blood Pressure
Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association estimates that approximately 73 million Americans age 20 and older (about one in three) and 1 billion people worldwide have hypertension.
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From the renowned American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health offers the most current activity and nutrition guidelines along with exercises, activities, and programs for every age and fitness goal. This guidebook makes adding, enhancing, or customizing a fitness and health routine safe and effective—for life.

© 2011
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ISBN-13: 9780736093378
 
 
 

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