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Author Anshel, Mark H. (Mark Howard)

Title Applied exercise psychology : a practitioner's guide to improving client health and fitness / Mark H. Anshel
Published New York, NY : Springer Pub., [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contents; Preface; Foreword; 1. What Is Applied Exercise Psychology?; 2. Exercise Barriers: Why We Do Not Enjoy Physical Activity; 3. Theories and Models of Exercise Behavior; 4. Mental Health Benefits of Exercise; 5. Strategies For Promoting Exercise Motivation; 6. Basic Applied Exercise Physiology for Consultants; 7. Exercise Prescription Strategies; 8. Exercise Adherence and Compliance; 9. Consulting With Special Populations; 10. A Proposed Values-Based Model for Promoting Exercise Behavior; 11. Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies to Promote Exercise Performance
12. Maintaining Quality Control: Personal Trainers, Fitness Facilities, and Proper Programs13. Future Directions in Exercise Consulting; Appendix A: Exerciser Checklist; Appendix B: Exercise Tests; Appendix C: Examples of Correct Stretches; Recommended Books, Journals, and Website Resources; List of Organizations and Publications; References; Index
Summary This is the first applied handbook for practitioners who want to help patients begin and maintain an exercise program as a lifestyle change. Mental health practitioners (MHPs) often earn a trust that not many other professionals do with their patients. It is with this trust that MHPs are able to encourage and help their clients begin a healthy and active lifestyle through exercise programs. This book, with easy to understand language, provides a simple introduction for mental health practitioners and clinicians to help their clients achieve better mental and physical health through exercise an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages (231-235) and index
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Subject Exercise -- Psychological aspects.
Physical fitness -- Psychological aspects.
Exercise -- psychology.
Physical Fitness -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005017980
ISBN 0826132154 (electronic bk.)
9780826132154 (electronic bk.)