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Step-by-step guidance for lifelong fitness and health

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health, Second Edition, offers the most current exercise and nutrition guidelines along with assessments, exercises, activities, and programmes for varying ages, special conditions, and fitness goals. Authoritative and comprehensive, it makes adding, enhancing, or customising a fitness and health routine safe and effective.

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health
Are you looking to maximise your exercise and nutrition efforts? In this new edition of ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health, you have an authoritative reference that allows you to apply research-based guidance to your unique health and fitness needs.

The American College of Sports Medicine — the largest and most-respected sport science and medicine organisation in the world — has created this book to bridge the gap between science and the practice of making personal lifestyle choices that promote health. With a focus across the entire life span, it shows you how to pursue optimal health and fitness right now and throughout the years to come.

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health

This new edition contains age-specific advice within the framework of the latest research, thus helping you to recognise and avoid the lure of fads, unfounded myths, and misinformation.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Incorporate the latest guidelines for physical activity and nutrition into your daily routine to improve your fitness and overall health.
  • Optimise your weight and increase strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness, and functional fitness.
  • Improve health and manage conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, pregnancy, and Alzheimer’s disease through exercise and nutrition.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and tailor your exercise program for optimal results.

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health

The book features step-by-step instructions and full-colour photos for the most effective exercises. Also included are sample workouts, practical advice, age-specific physical activity and dietary guidelines, and strategies for incorporating exercise and healthy nutrition choices into even the busiest of lifestyles.

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health is a resource that deserves to be in every fitness enthusiast’s library.

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health, 2nd Edition is available to buy now from


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Hi, I’m Hannah, marketing assistant and one of the bloggers here at Human Kinetics Europe. I wasn’t blessed with the coordination to play most sports, but that’s not stopped me becoming a great watcher of them. Particularly when it comes to football! So I’m here to bring you all you need to know about exciting new product releases and the latest in sport, fitness and PE.

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