Learn the tips for trainers working with survivors of powerful emotional traumas. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder triggered by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Although it is commonly associated with combat veterans, it also frequently affects survivors of violent personal assaults. This continuing education quiz defines PTSD and explains how exercise can be a valuable component of comprehensive treatment. In addition, this quiz discusses treadmill training and weighs its pros and cons. Read about the benefits of treadmill running verses outdoor running and see if we are wasting our time when we pound away at a treadmill workout, or whether it is an effective method for gaining fitness and losing weight. Take the quiz and get the answer!
Available Course Credits
After reading these articles, you should be able to:
Explain what posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is and some of the health consequences in those affected by it.
Describe the types of exercises that help reduce PTSD.
Discuss factors to consider when designing exercise programs for clients who suffer from PTSD.
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of running on a treadmill.
Implement five treadmill running workouts for clients.
PTSD & Exercise: What Every Exercise Professional Should Know
Treadmill Training: Weighing the Pluses and Minuses
June 2012 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Research, and Treadmill Training