Free Study Guide for the ACE CPT Exam Chapter 13 – Mind-body Exercise

Chapter 13 – Mind-body Exercise

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  1. Science of Mind-body exercise
    • Neuroendocrine interactions with meditation and breathing
      • Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) and adrenocorticotropine hormone (ACTH)
        • Bond hypothalamus and pituitary and adrenal glands (HPA axis)
        • Hypothalamus – meditation reduces activation of the HPA axis
        • Adrenal – decreased catecholamine and cortisol production
          • Decreased arousal and hypervigilance
  1. Benefits of mind-body exercise
    • Improved muscular strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, increased mental development, increased self-efficacy
    • Yoga research
    • Quigong and Tai Chi
      • Reports of decreases in
        • Incidence of stroke
        • Stroke mortality
        • Increased bone mineral density
        • Improved balance
        • Improved lipid profile
        • Decreased blood pressure
        • Improved effectiveness of cancer therapy
        • Increased psychological well-being
  1. Types of Mind-body exercise
    • Criteria
      • Meditative/contemplative
      • Proprioceptive and kinesthetic body awareness
      • Breath-centering or breathwork
      • Anatomic alignment or proper choreographic form
      • energycentric
    • Yoga
      • Integral yoga
        • Emphasizes diet
        • Used in Dr. Dean Ornish’s heart disease reversal programs
      • Qigong
      • Tai Chi
  1. Contemporary styles
    • Pilates
    • Alexander technique
    • Feldenkrais method
    • Nia
    • ChiWalking and ChiRunning
    • Indian and Alaskan Spiritual Dancing
  2. Indications of Mind-body exercise
    • Recommended for those with chronic disease
      • High-normal and stage-1 hypertension
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • Anxiety and depression disorders
      • Arthritis
      • Poor functional capacity
      • Individuals requiring cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation
      • Pain management
      • Anger management
    • Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
      • Yogic breathing and meditation help reduce potential for ACS
  1. Personal trainers and Mind-body exercise
    • When to use mind-body exercise
      • Before and during a RT session
      • Yoga-breathing and meditation during warm-up and cool-down phases
      • Incorporating mindful components to low-moderate aerobic or strength exercise
      • Use poses to help build balance and coordination

 

Check out our Audio Lectures, Practice Tests and Study Guide for the ACE CPT to see the specific topics that make it onto the ACE CPT Test from this chapter.