Wolters Kluwer Health and ACSM Partner on New Book Focused on the Core Behavior Changes Needed to Develop a Healthier Lifestyle

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine has published ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise, which explores the latest scientific findings on eliciting the behavior changes needed to truly make and remain committed to a healthy lifestyle.

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Written by a team of leading experts led by Dr. Claudio Nigg, the new book provides specific strategies, tools, and methods that health and fitness professionals can use to motivate and inspire clients to be active, exercise, and stay healthy.  The book is the latest offering from an ongoing publishing partnership between Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information for the health care industry, and the American College of Sports Medicine, which provides thousands of personal trainer, health fitness specialist, clinical exercise specialist and registered clinical exercise physiologist NCCA-accredited certifications every year.

"We are excited to offer a highly practical yet scientifically sound learning tool that provides step-by-step guidance on what is really the most important job of fitness professionals - helping clients adhere to a fitness program," said Katie Feltman, Director of Publishing for ACSM.  "Our partnership with Wolters Kluwer Health helps expand access for both students and professionals to the definitive science and evidence in the sports medicine field."

Claudio Nigg, PhD., is an expert on healthy behavior change and motivation. A professor at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Nigg also leads that schools' Health Behavior Change Research workgroup. This, as well as other experience in this arena, led to ACSM's choice of Dr. Nigg for lead editor on this title.

Available now on LWW.com and through Amazon, ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise provides step-by-step instructions to help fitness/health professionals and students master motivation techniques that help clients adhere to an exercise program, including the use of checklists and worksheets, access to new research findings, motivation techniques, and case scenarios.

About the American College of Sports Medicine
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with annual revenues (2012) of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), approximately 19,000 employees worldwide and operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth.

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