Editor: "Tommy Boone"

ASEP’s Exercise Medicine Text for Exercise Physiologists

Personal Book: US $89 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $163
Printed Copy: US $119
Library Book: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-68108-322-3
eISBN: 978-1-68108-321-6 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816810832161160101

Introduction

Watching TV, surfing the Internet, and sitting for long hours have replaced more active pursuits. Millions of Americans are simply not moving enough to meet the minimum threshold for good health and longevity. Exercise physiologists have researched and highlighted this fact for decades. That is why they emphasize the importance of regular exercise in the prevention of chronic diseases associated with physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle. Heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, depression, several types of cancers, and osteoporosis can be treated or even prevented with properly prescribed exercise. There is a need for integrating exercise physiology knowledge and rehabilitation programs as a continuous part of the healthcare profession. This opens up the opportunity for new approaches to manage patients suffering from chronic diseases and disabilities. ASEP’s Exercise Medicine Text for Exercise Physiologists is designed to educate exercise physiologists about the significance of professionalism in exercise physiology, exercise medicine, and entrepreneurship opportunities. It combines scientific principles with cardiovascular calculation steps that support its use in the development of safe, well-rounded, and individualized exercise programs to help clients and patients sleep better, reduce stress, maintain a healthy body weight, keep bones strong and joints healthy, decrease the risk for colon cancer, and improve mental function. This textbook demonstrates the importance of exercise medicine, and will familiarize readers with ASEP guidelines. Exercise physiologists in training will, therefore, be prepared for contributing a meaningful role in the healthcare services sector.

Reviews

Review 1

The text ASEP’s Exercise Medicine Text for Exercise Physiologists by Dr. Tommy Boone is a text well ahead of its time. The term Exercise Medicine infers the use of exercise as a modality in the prevention and/or the treatment of health related diseases. Dr. Boone has comprised material pertaining to specific pathologies and shows the association of specific exercise for prevention and treatment. Part 1 introduces the reader to the concept of utilizing exercise as a preventative measure to health and disease prevention. In addition, exercise testing is brought to light as a diagnostic tool for establishing indicators of disease. Part 2 is a comprehensive guide to specific pathologies, epidemiological components, tests and prescriptions that encapsulate the idea of utilizing exercise medicine in the prevention and treatment of the aforementioned pathologies. In this regard, this text is the only known guide that lays out the concept of Exercise Medicine as a method of disease prevention and treatment. Additionally, Dr. Boone goes on to outline Exercise Physiology as a business model. He does this by showing how Exercise Physiology is an allied Health Profession, the benefits and costs associated with utilizing Exercise Medicine and the application of entrepreneurship in the profession of Exercise Physiology. These final concepts are very well established in Part 3 of this text. Overall, this is a text that could be used in both the classroom and clinic as it guides the reader toward the application of Exercise Medicine.

Dr. Frank B. Wyatt, EPC, FASEP
Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Athletic Training & Exercise Physiology
Robert D. & Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences & Human Services
Midwestern State University, Texas, USA
E-mail: frank.wyatt@mwsu.edu