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The Complete Guide to Physical Activity and Mental Health - Complete Guides (Paperback)
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The Complete Guide to Physical Activity and Mental Health - Complete Guides (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 05/09/2011
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The Complete Guide to Physical Activity and Mental Health is a practical guide for fitness instructors working with clients with mental health issues. It looks at the signs and symptoms, treatment plans and how to approach developing an exercise programme for a range of mental health conditions. From depression, stress, anxiety and eating disorders this book offers background information on the prevalence and various available treatment of each condition discussed. Clearly illustrated throughout with a section examining the specific symptoms and causes of a range of mental health conditions, it will provide fitness professionals all they need when planning an exercise programme to suit their clients. Written in an accessible style by a well-established consultant in the fitness industry, it will appeal to exercise instructors, and fitness professionals working towards the New Level 4 qualification. Including real-life case studies, advice on communication and development strategies when working with clients, this book puts theory into practice.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408140215
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 230 x 189 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Evidence shows that a supervised programme of exercise on prescription can be as effective as antidepressants in treating mild or moderate depression.' * Mental Health Foundation *
'...packed with interesting information as well as guidance on how to improve mental wellbeing through activity... A must-have for anyone working with or caring for or who are people with mental health conditions, as well as those who want to maintain good mental health. * Journeys *
'This is the book to read if you are either minded to take up physical exercise as part of a recovery strategy and want to persuade others to do the same. It is also a publication to recommend to your GP, psychologist, CPN or psychiatrist.' * Pendulum Journal (July 2011) *

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