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Resource Guide for those Interested in Integrative Health Coaching: 03. Movement, Exercise, and Rest

Resources for Informed Health Care

Books and Articles


“Health Benefits of Physical Activity: The Evidence” by Darren Warburton, Crystal Nicol, and Shannon Bredin. Canadian Medical Association Journal (, March 14, 2006.



The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness by Mark Fenton (2008).

The Core Program: Fifteen Minutes a Day That Can Change Your Life by Peggy Brill with Gerald Couzens (2003).

Fitness and Health (6th Edition) by Brian Sharkey and Steven Gaskill (2006).

Fitness Over Fifty by the National Institute on Aging (2006).

Healing Moves: How to Cure, Relieve, and Prevent Common Ailments with Exercise by Carol Krucoff and Mitchell Krucoff (2009).

The Mind-Body Makeover Project: A 12-Week Plan for Transforming Your Body and Your Life by Michael Gerrish (2004).

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey with Eric Hagerman (2008).

Strong Women Stay Young by Miriam Nelson with Sarah Wernick (2005).

Movement, Exercise and Rest

Exercise supports your health in maintaining weight, blood pressure, reducing lipids, releasing stress, and improving mood and focus.  Developing a sustainable, appealing plan that meets your needs and keeps you strong, flexible, balanced, and happy is ideal.  You must also balance physical activity with rest, healthy sleep, and restorative relaxation.