Exercise physiologists analyze their patients' fitness in order to help them improve their health or maintain good health. They help patients with heart disease and other chronic conditions, like diabetes or pulmonary (lung) disease, to regain their health. They also work with both amateur and professional athletes who are hoping to boost their performance.Using stress tests and other evaluation tools, the exercise physiologist evaluates a patients cardiovascular function and metabolism and then designs a fitness plan that will meet the patients goals and/or needs, including building endurance and strength and increasing fitness and flexibility.
Exercise physiologists work in: Athletic training programs at colleges and universitiesCorporate wellness programsFitness facilitiesHospitalsMilitary training centersRehabilitation clinics
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