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Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated, Total Fitness & Wellness provides a solid foundation in fitness and lifetime wellness, while teaching you how to make healthy behavioral changes and lifestyle choices. For a more focused presentation on fitness, the Brief Edition includes Chapters 1-10 and 16 from the big book, so you can get the basics on fitness, nutrition, cardiovascular disease and stress management. The Media Update features an extensively revised Companion Website with over 80 new exercise videos, ABC News videos, RSS feeds, flashcards, electronic versions of labs and self-assessments, and electronic versions of the Behavior Change Worksheets. The new MyFitnessLab features the same updates as the website, as well as Pearson eText with live links, audio clips, and electronic versions of the Eat Right! and Live Right! booklets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321676238
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Powers, Ph. D.

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.

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Fitness and Wellness
2. General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness
3. Cardiorespiratory Endurance: Assessment and Prescription
4. Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
5. Improving Flexibility
6. Body Composition
7. Nutrition, Health, and Fitness
8. Exercise, Diet, and Weight Control
9. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
10. Stress Management
11. Life Time Fitness and Wellness

The Powers/Dodd, Total Fitness & Wellness, Brief Third Edition Media Update (0-321-66782-4) includes eleven total chapters consisting of Chapters 1-10 and 16 of the Fifth Edition Media Update.

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