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Water aerobics for fitness and wellness, 4th ed.


Water aerobics for fitness and wellness, 4th ed.

Gibson, Terry-Ann Spitzer and Werner W.K. Hoeger.

Wadsworth Publishing Co.


150 pages



Gibson and Hoeger (Boise State U.) present guidelines for developing a water aerobics program as an alternative to other exercise programs, to improve the physical fitness and personal wellness of people of all ages and abilities and covering both shallow and deep water exercise. All chapters in this edition have been revised and updated to reflect recent advances in the scientific literature and information from professional conferences. New figures and more photos are included, and other changes include updated research on water aerobics benefits; a new test in the fitness assessment chapter; updates to the chapter on exercise prescription to reflect the American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and the Federal Guidelines for Physical Activity; an updated section on pregnancy; revised descriptions of exercises; updates to the nutrition chapter to reflect MyPyramid, the importance of Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans; and a revised chapter on weight management to conform to the Appropriate Physical Activity Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Regain for Adults, as well as information on eating disorders.

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Date:Aug 1, 2012
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