Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Fitness Book

Information from the NCPAD Book Corner a a new publication: Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook, 3rd EditionSutton, Amy L. (2007)Detroit, MI, Omnigraphics, Inc.The Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook is a resource for both those who are just starting an exercise program as well as veteran exercisers who may be seeking additional guidance or motivation. The book contains information on the role of exercise in chronic disease prevention, weight control, bone health, and mental health, aerobic and strength training exercise basics including exercise myths, tips on choosing a fitness facility, home equipment, everyday recreation as exercise, exercising away from home, healthy diet, water intake, and information specifically for athletes. The last section of the sourcebook discusses physical activity for people with specific concerns, conditions, or disabilities. Additionally, the book gives suggestions on overcoming barriers, staying motivated, sticking to your program, and working out with family and friends. Chapter 60, "Staying Motivated to Exercise through Goal Setting," has been reproduced from NCPAD and can also be found on our website at A glossary of fitness terms and directory of fitness resources are included as well.

To order, contact Omnigraphics, Inc. at or 800-234-1340 or go to


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