From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and specialists from around the world, this 32-chapter guide outlines a framework for exercise management for people with chronic diseases and disabilities. It describes basic physical activity and exercise recommendations, clinical exercise programming, and counseling and socioeconomic factors (in a new section), then common chronic conditions, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases, immunological, hematological, and organ failure, neuromuscular conditions, and cognitive and psychological disorders, with information on pathophysiology, management and medications, effects on the exercise response and training, recommendations for exercise testing and programming, and integration into a medical home model. This edition has new content on comorbid conditions; discussion of less common conditions; new basic recommendations; current evidence on exercise management for people with multiple conditions; a refocused goal of using physical activity to optimize functionality and participation in life activities, rather than treating disease; content on prescribing physical activity for health, well-being, and longevity; and reorganized case studies into one chapter. Annotation c2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), founded in 1954, is a professional membership society with more than 50,000 national, regional, and international members in more than 90 countries dedicated to improving health through science, education, and medicine. ACSM members work in a range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. Members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise.
The ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.