Exercise and Fitness

Exercise and Fitness

by Laurie Willis

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Exercise and Fitness by Laurie Willis

Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737762938
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Teenagers Are Too Sedentary Josephine Marcotty 8

2 Schools Should Take Charge of Student Fitness David Satcher 13

3 Families Should Take Charge of Kids' Fitness Susan J. Grosse 20

4 Communities and Families Should Take Responsibility for Healthy Diets Deborah Douglas 26

5 Schools Should Make Nutrition Education Part of the Curriculum Claire Drummond 36

6 Childhood Obesity Is Caused by Several Factors Katti Gray 42

7 Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Program Is Wasteful and Intrusive Michael Tennant 49

8 Exercise Seen as Priming the Pump for Students Debra Viadero 59

9 Alternative Sports Can Help Improve Physical Education Ron Schachter 66

10 Technology Can Help Improve Physical Education Naomi Dillon 74

11 Playing Sports Teaches Life Skills Scott Ganz Kevin Hassett 82

12 Parents and Coaches Should Be Aware of Sports-Related Concussions Rhiannon Potkey 89


What You Should Know About Exercise and Fitness 98

What You Should Do About Exercise and Fitness 101

Organizations to Contact 104

Bibliography 110

Index 112

Picture Credits 118

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