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Concepts of Physical Fitness : Active Lifestyles for Wellness,9780073376394

Concepts of Physical Fitness : Active Lifestyles for Wellness

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15th
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9780073376394

ISBN10:
0073376396
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/30/2008
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Concepts of Physical Fitness: Active Lifestyles for Wellnessprovides readers with self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This well established text uses a proven conceptual format, brief concepts rather than chapters, to provide information in a useful and concise way, and is organized to focus on "process" or lifestyle changes with early coverage of planning so students can apply the concepts immediately.

Table of Contents

Lifestyles for Health, Wellness, and Fitness
Health, Wellness, Fitness, and Healthy Lifestyles: An Introduction
Self-Management and Self-Planning Skills for Health Behavior Change
An Introduction to Physical Activity
Preparing for Physical Activity
The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?
The Physical Activity Pyramid
Lifestyle Physical Activity: Being Active in Diverse Environments
Cardiovascular Fitness
Active Aerobics, Sports, and Recreational Activities
Flexibility and Stretching Exercises
Muscle Fitness and Resistance Exercises
Physical Activity: Special Considerations
Body Mechanics: Posture, Questionable Exercises, and Care of the Back and Neck
Performance Benefits of Physical Activity
Nutrition and Body Composition
Body Composition
Nutrition
Managing Diet and Activity for Healthy Body Fatness
Stress Management
Stress and Health
Stress Management, Relaxation, and Time Management
Making Informed Choices
Recognizing Quackery: Becoming an Informed Consumer
Toward Optimal Health and Wellness: Planning for Healthy Lifestyle Change
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