Medical Fitness: Past, Present, and Future

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Brad Roy
65 minutes
Medical Fitness: Past, Present, and Future provides an overview of the medical fitness industry. The DVD traces the history of exercise and physical activity research up to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The DVD highlights the underlying strategy for the Exercise Is Medicine initiative and its associated implications for medical fitness centers, with a view of the future.

Among topics covered:

• Early exercise training studies
• Early exercise recommendations
• American College of Sports Medicine position statements
• Early medical fitness centers
• 1991 beginnings of the Medical Fitness Association
• Paradigm shift: public health recommendations for physical activity
• So; where are we today?
• Care model/team approach
• The neurobiology of exercise
• Coaching/supporting behavior change
• Opportunities