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Guidelines for an effective personal fitness prescription.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3313127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The growing popularity of personal fitness can be observed in the increasing number of exercise centers and spas, and the burgeoning amount of lay literature. It is estimated that 50 percent of adult Americans engage in some form of regular exercise, but many have little or no concept of what constitutes a safe, effective fitness program. Many advertisements make attaining fitness look almost effortless. This leads the novice to unrealistic expectations. Few health care providers receive formal training in fitness management. As a result, their instructions are often vague. This article discusses the components and importance of personal fitness. Possible risks of exercise are also discussed. The normal physiologic responses to exercise and training are reviewed and the necessary ingredients of an effective fitness prescription presented. Motivational aspects are explored, using the health-belief model as a framework.
M M Dunn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nurse practitioner     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0361-1817     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-27     Completed Date:  1987-11-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603663     Medline TA:  Nurse Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-18, 23, 26     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Primary Care Nurse Specialist Program, Medical College of Virginia, School of Nursing, Richmond.
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MeSH Terms
Amenorrhea / etiology
Attitude to Health
Basal Metabolism
Heat Exhaustion / etiology
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion*
Physical Fitness*
Risk Factors
Wounds and Injuries / etiology

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