Preface Part I. Trends and Definitions 1. Health and Fitness Trends Part II. Screening and Testing 2. Testing Concepts 3. Cardiorespiratory Fitness 4. Body Composition 5. Musculoskeletal Fitness Part III. Conditioning for Physical Fitness 6. Exercise Prescription 7. Nutrition and Performance Part IV. Physical Activity and Disease 8. Heart Disease 9. Cancer 10. Diabetes 11. Obesity 12. Psychological Health 13. Aging, Osteoporosis, and Arthritis Appendix A Physical Fitness Test Norms Appendix B Major Bones, Muscles, and Arteries of the Human Body Glossary Index
David Nieman is a professor of health and exercise science, and director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. His research focus during the past twenty years has been exercise immunology, with a secondary emphasis on sports nutrition, obesity, aging, and nutritional assessment. Dr. Nieman has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books and is a member of eight journal editorial boards including his role as a section editor for Mosby's YearBook of Sports Medicine. He is the author of nine books on exercise, nutrition, and health. Dr. Nieman sits on the medical advisory board for the Bally Total Fitness Corporation, served two terms as president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology, and was elected as a basic and applied science trustee for the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Nieman has run 58 marathons and ultramarathons, and was an acrobatic gymnast and coach for 10 years. His marathon PR is 2:37, and he has run the Pikes Peak Marathon twice, with a 16th place finish.