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The best-selling and most trusted title in fitness and wellness, Fit & Well is a learning system that teaches the science and the skills students need to enjoy a lifetime of wellness. The new edition of Fit & Well utilizes innovative technologies to engage and motivate students to take their health seriously and make healthy lifestyle behavior choices. Fit & Well motivates students through science- Fit & Well's respected text, which is available both in print and as an integrated multimedia eBook, provides the information students need to start their journey to fitness and wellness. Fit & Well's authoritative, science-based information is written by experts who work and teach in the field of exercise science, physical education, and health education. Fit & Well provides accurate, reliable, current information on key health and fitness topics while also addressing issues related to mind-body health, research, diversity, gender, and consumer health. Fit & Well motivates students through personal engagement The Fit & Well learning system uses the online technologies and multimedia tools that have become an integral part of student's college experience. Fit & Well's engaging online tools enable students to personalize their learning and develop fitness programs and lifetime wellness plans. Hands-on activities include self-assessments and fitness labs, video on timely health topics such as tattooing and tanning beds, exercise demonstrations videos, a daily fitness and nutrition log, sample programs, and a wealth of behavior change tools and tips. Fit & Well builds research skills, critical thinking skills, and behavior change skills. Fit & Well motivates students through Connect and LearnSmart Tied to core student learning outcomes and objectives, Connect Fit & Well is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that promotes active learning and provides tools that enable instructors to teach the course more efficiently and effectively. An integrated multimedia eBook, the unparalleled LearnSmart adaptive assessment program, and a wealth of other online activities, assessments, and behavior change tools engage students using technologies that most students use on a daily basis. Using Connect, instructors can easily assign pre-loaded activities, create and edit assignments, produce video lectures, upload their own articles or videos, cascade assignments and produce reports for one or many course sections.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to Wellness, Fitness, and Lifestyle Management
2 Basic Principles of Physical Fitness
3 Cardiorespiratory Endurance
4 Muscular Strength and Endurance
5 Flexibility and Low-Back Health
6 Body Composition
7 Putting Together a Complete Fitness Program
9 Weight Management
11 Cardiovascular Health
13 Substance Use and Abuse
14 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
15 Wellness for Life
Appendix A Injury and Personal Safety A-1
Appendix B Exercise Guidelines for People with Special Health Concerns B-1