The Health and Fitness Handbook, produced in partnership with Lifetime Health Fitness Ltd (one of the largest training providers in this market), provides essential knowledge for those working towards NVQ qualifications, anyone starting a career as a fitness instructor, and for class and club participants who want to know more.
Learn how to apply the psychology of health and fitness to your exercise programs and to solve the motivational and behavioral problems you’ll encounter every day in practice. You’ll explore the scientific principles and variables that influence behavior as you develop the confidence to design effective lifestyle interventions for disease prevention and develop individualized exercise programs that promote optimal health.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services has released two landmark publications, "Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General "and "2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans." Both of these publications emphasize that physical activity and physical fitness are strongly related to the reduction of risks of morbidity and mortality for a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer, osteoporosis, and mental illness. Physical activity and fitness also have a positive effect on mental processes and cognitive function, which are particularly important for students. The Surgeon General's report calls for effect...
"Clear, easy-to-read presentation of the importance of posture or body alignment with respect to appearance, maintaining physical functioning, and preventing muscle and joint pain and disability particularly as one grows older. Includes postural self-assessment and over one hundred exercises in various short menus to correct and maintain proper body alignment."