9780078022562

LL Concepts of Fitness And Wellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078022562

  • ISBN10:

    0078022568

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 10/25/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness provides readers with the self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Pioneering texts in this field, these revisions of Concepts are designed to deliver a comprehensive text and digital program that continues to be at the cutting edge of physical activity and health promotion, empowering students to make positive steps towards developing a lifelong commitment to being active. Building upon the tremendous success of previous editions, these new editions are being thoroughly fine-tuned to ensure that the writing style, examples, and illustrations are not only contemporary, but also accessible.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Lifestyles for Health, Wellness, and Fitness

1: Health, Wellness, Fitness, and Healthy Lifestyles: An Introduction

2: Self-Management and Self-Planning Skills for Health Behavior Change

Section II: An Introduction to Physical Activity

3: Preparing for Physical Activity

4: The Health Benefits of Physical Activity

5: How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?

Section III: The Physical Activity Pyramid

6: Moderate Physical Activity: Being Active in Diverse Environments

7: Cardiovascular Fitness

8: Active Aerobics, Sports, and Recreational Activities

9: Flexibility

10: Muscle Fitness and Resistance Exercises

Section IV: Physical Activity: Special Considerations

11: Body Mechanics: Posture, Questionable Exercises, and Care of the Back and Neck

12: Performance Benefits of Physical Activity

Section V: Nutrition and Body Composition

13: Body Composition

14: Nutrition

15: Managing Diet and Activity for Healthy Body Fatness

Section VI: Stress Management

16: Stress and Health

17: Stress Management, Relaxation, and Time Management

Section VII: Avoiding Destructive Behaviors

18: The Use and Abuse of Tobacco

19: The Use and Abuse of Alcohol

20: The Use and Abuse of Other Drugs

21: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections

Section VIII: Making Informed Choices

22: Cancer, Diabetes, and Other Health Threats

23: Evaluating Fitness and Wellness Products: Becoming an Informed Consumer

24: Toward Optimal Health and Wellness: Planning for Healthy Lifestyle Change

Appendix A: Metric Conversion Chart

Appendix B: Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating

Appendix C: Calorie, Fat, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium Content of Selected Fast-Food Items

Appendix D: Calorie Guide to Common Foods

Appendix E: Calories of Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats in Foods

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