Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook Information

Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available for health and fitness professionals who want to learn about the latest advances in physical fitness. Respected exercise scientists Edward T. Howley and B. Don Franks have teamed up with eight contributors to provide the latest information on the following: the scientific foundations of physical activity and fitness; nutrition, body composition, and weight management; the components of fitness; exercise prescription; and exercise programming considerations. This third edition has been updated according to 1995 ACSM objectives for Health/Fitness Instructor and Exercise Leader certifications and the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health. Plus, the book features a better organization with a heavier focus on exercise prescription; new chapters on metabolic costs of physical activity, weight management, and exercise prescription for special populations; new in-text reviews linked to learning objectives; and case studies for every chapter.

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