Debbie Lawrence, Sarah Bolitho - Author

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Debbie Lawrence is the director of Fitness Wales and represents the home countries on the SkillsActive technical expert group. She has 30 years experience in the fitness industry as a tutor and assessor, and is also a qualified counsellor.


Sarah Bolitho has worked in the health and fitness sector for 20 years. An expert on health-related activity, she works with a number of organisations and support groups on mental-health conditions such as stress and schizophrenia.

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The Complete Guide to Physical Activity and Mental Health

The Complete Guide to Physical Activity and Mental Health

Author: Debbie Lawrence, Sarah Bolitho Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2011

The Complete Guide to Physical Activity and Mental Health is a practical guide for fitness instructors working with clients with mental health issues. It looks at the signs and symptoms, treatment plans and how to approach developing an exercise programme for a range of mental health conditions. From depression, stress, anxiety and eating disorders this book offers background information on the prevalence and various available treatment of each condition discussed. Clearly illustrated throughout with a section examining the specific symptoms and causes of a range of mental health conditions, it will provide fitness professionals all they need when planning an exercise programme to suit their clients. Written in an accessible style by a well-established consultant in the fitness industry, it will appeal to exercise instructors, and fitness professionals working towards the New Level 4 qualification. Including real-life case studies, advice on communication and development strategies when working with clients, this book puts theory into practice.

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