9780077606749

Looseleaf for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077606749

  • ISBN10:

    0077606744

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/16/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

A proven philosophy for teaching lifetime fitness and wellness... "Health is available to Everyone for a Lifetime, and it's Personal." The goal of our booksummarized in the "HELP" philosophy stated aboveis to help all people make personal lifestyle changes that promote health, fitness, and wellness over a lifetime. Organized into concise concepts that make it easy for students to learn, Concepts of Fitness and Wellnessis now integrated with online activities and assessments that enable students to apply the latest research on fitness and wellness to their own lives. * New HELP activities encourage students to reflect, think critically, and apply the HELP philosophy to their lives. * New icons link text to additional online features and resources, interactive quizzes, video activities, and study aids. * Chapter-opening Health Goals reflect the priorities of Healthy People 2020, helping students link personal goals with national goals. * In the News boxes inform students about current topics, trends, reports, and research findings, and Strategies for Action boxes provide practical tips for applying that information to their own lives. * Detailed illustrations show students exactly how to perform strength training and flexibility exercises.

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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