Read about the importance of cardiorespiratory fitness and how increasing the intensity, frequency and/or duration of a cardio-based activity may lead to healthier lives. Find out about new evidence suggesting that low cardiorespiratory fitness is as strong a predictor of cardiovascular disease and other health causes of mortality as are well-established risk factors such as smoking, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Also, in this quiz learn exercise programing for breast cancer patients and the ways to work with clients who are undergoing treatment. Learn how to tailor your programs to meet the needs of this population by providing expert guidance and support based on a vast body of supporting research that will help shift their perception from “patient” to “athlete.”
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After reading these articles, readers should be able to:
Discuss the new impact goals of the American Heart Association (AHA).
Define cardiorespiratory fitness and explain how it is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other health causes of mortality.
Explain evidence-based research regarding the ways that cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with mortality.
Explain the benefits of exercise for breast cancer patients.
Identify the programming considerations relevant to training breast cancer patients.
Exercise Programming for Breast Cancer Patients
High Cardiorespiratory Fitness
September 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 2: Research and Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients