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Exercise for Special Populations



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With this text as your guide, you'll learn to develop and implement exercise programs to promote the health and well-being of special populations. This book deals with both the needs of clients at particular stages of life-including youth, pregnant women, and the elderly-and clients coping with particular diseases and disorders such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It is ideal for students as well as personal trainers interested in serving the needs of special populations.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iv
Reviewer Listp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Scientific Foundations
The Impact of Exercise and Nutrition on Health and Fitnessp. 1
Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systemsp. 16
Exercise and Nutrition for Life Stages
Exercise During Pregnancyp. 46
Exercise for youthp. 82
Exercise for Senior Adultsp. 121
Exercise and Nutrition for Disease and Illness
Exercise for Overweight and Obese Individualsp. 179
Exercise for Individuals with Cardiovascular Diseasep. 210
Exercise for those with Disorders of the Skeletal Systemp. 265
Exercise for People with Diabetesp. 305
Exercise for People Recovering from Cancerp. 335
Exercise for People with Asthmap. 374
Exercise for People with Multiple Sclerosisp. 401
Indexp. 428
Appendices are Available Online at
Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale
Determining Body Mass Index(BMI)
Centers for Disease Control Body Mass Index-for-Age Percentiles
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