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Using an interactive approach for the evaluation of fitness levels and nutritional status, Total Fitness and Wellness, Third Edition teaches readers how to bring about lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimal fitness and wellness. Authors Scott Powers and Stephen Dodd, who have each taught for more than 20 years and won various teaching awards, bring their expertise in exercise physiology to this book. In addition to covering the primary concepts of physical fitness and wellness, the book provides a strong foundation in both exercise physiology and nutrition while addressing important issues such as exercise-related injuries, exercise and the environment, and exercise for special populations. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in fitness and wellness, fitness concepts, or personal fitness.
Scott currently holds the title of distinguished professor, and is also director of the Center for Exercise Science at the University of Florida. He has been teaching for over 20 years, and was named Teacher of the Year at UF in 1992. Scott served as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1986, and is the co-author of another textbook, Exercise Physiology, 6th edition, published by McGraw-Hill. As a member of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) Sports Medicine Review Board and the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the International Journal of Sports Medicine, and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, he is a well-known and highly respected individual in the field of exercise physiology. Currently, his primary area of research focused on investigating the relationship between exercise, diet and oxidative stress in tissues, and is supported by the American Heart Association.
Stephen Dodd, Ph. D.
Steve is currently a professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. He has been teaching for more than 20 years, and has won numerous awards, including the Teacher of the Year award in 1997. He has won the annual “Instructional Resources Grant” from UF every year since 1991, allowing him to make innovations in use of multimedia in his classroom. He has been active in professional organizations such as the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine, and has served as a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals and several scientific granting agencies. The current focus of his research is the study of muscle dysfunction and adaptation associated with disuse.
1. Understanding Health-Related Fitness and Wellness. 2. Fitness Evaluation: Self-Testing. 3. General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness. 4. Exercise Prescription Guidelines: Cardiorespiratory Fitness. 5. Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance. 6. Improving Flexibility. 7. Nutrition, Health, and Fitness. 8. Exercise, Diet, and Weight Control. 9. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. 10. Stress Management and Modifying Unhealthy Behavior. 11. Exercise and the Environment. 12. Exercise for Special Populations. 13. Prevention and Rehabilitation of Exercise-Related Injuries. 14. Prevention of Cancer. 15. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Drug Abuse. 16. Life Time Fitness. Appendix: Nutritional Content of Foods, Beverages, and Fast Food Items. Glossary. Index.