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Glass
ISBN: 978-1-118-54923-0
Paperback
384 pages
April 2014
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Learn to:

  • Figure out how the body moves
  • Understand the connections between the mind and the body
  • Understand the science behind exercise and movement

Your guide to the body’s constant state of movement

You use your body every day, but do you really know how it works? Kinesiology For Dummies helps you discover the science of movement, a crucial area of knowledge for professionals and students in healthcare-related fields. Written by experts in exercise science, this hands-on, friendly guide shows you how the connections between the mind and the body are so important to how we do just about everything.

  • Brains and brawn — find out about motor control, exercise metabolism, the role of the cardiovascular system, and how we adapt to our environment
  • Biomechanics are key — discover the basics of human movement, how bones and joints come into play, what all those muscles are for, and how to analyze motion
  • The mind-body connection — gain an understanding of how the mind and body connect to perform physical exercise
  • Get to work — put your knowledge to use by tweaking your exercise program, acing your next exam, or applying that new knowledge to your career

Open the book and find:

  • An introduction to the science of movement
  • How the brain provides motor control
  • How we adapt to our environment
  • The way we move and the reasons behind it
  • Details on the functions of bones and joints
  • How to analyze the way you move
  • How mind-body connections relate to exercise
  • Ten career choices for aspiring kinesiologists
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