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Fitness for Life-6th Edition With Web Resources-Cloth / Edition 6

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ISBN-13: 9781450400220
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin, PhD, is professor emeritus in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and has authored or coauthored more than 90 books, including Concepts of Physical Fitness, Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, Fitness for Life, and Fitness for Life: Middle School and Fitness for Life: Elementary School, all winners of Texty Awards. Dr. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health, and wellness promotion and youth physical fitness. He has presented keynote addresses at more than 40 state AHPERD conventions, made major addresses in more than 15 countries, and presented numerous named lectures. He is a past president and emeritus fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, a fellow of the North American Society for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Professionals, an ACSM fellow, and a life member and honor fellow of AAHPERD. His awards include the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) and National Jaycees; Distinguished Service Award of the PCFSN; and the Honor Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, Hanson Award, and Alliance Scholar Award from AAHPERD. He received distinguished alumnus awards from the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois. He served for more than 20 years as a member of the Advisory Board of Fitnessgram and was the first chair of the Science Board of the PCFSN. He was a member of an Institute on Medicine (IOM) committee for youth fitness testing. He was selected to the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) Hall of Fame. In 2009 Dr. Corbin was chosen for the Gulick Award, the highest award of AAHPERD. In 2013 he received the Hetherington Award, the highest honor of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Malaspina University College, British Columbia, Canada. He has published numerous articles related to youth physical activity and physical education and coauthored the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Physical Activity Guidelines for Children. Dr. Le Masurier has given more than 30 research and professional presentations at national and regional meetings. He reviews research for numerous professional journals and has contributed to Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and the Physical Best Activity Guide. Dr. Le Masurier is a member of AAHPERD, NASPE, ACSM, and Canadian AHPERD.

Contributing author: Karen E. McConnell, PhD, a professor at Pacific Lutheran University, is a certified health education specialist (CHES) and has taught at the university level for more than 15 years in areas related to health and fitness education, curriculum and assessment, and exercise science. She has written or contributed to over a dozen book chapters and texts, including the teacher resources for Fitness for Life (fifth and sixth editions). She is a recipient of the Arthur Broten Young Scholar Award and has received the University Professional of the Year Award from the Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for contributions made to state standards in health and fitness. She enjoys running, having completed 38 half marathons and one marathon. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest, she enjoys particcipating in most outdoor activities.

Table of Contents

Unit I. Building a Foundation

Chapter 1. Fitness, Health, and Wellness for All

Lesson 1.1 Scientific Foundations

Self-Assessment: Physical Fitness Challenges

Lesson 1.2 Lifelong Fitness, Health, and Wellness

Taking Charge: Learning to Self-Assess

Self-Management: Skills for Learning to Self-Assess

Taking Action: The Warm-Up

Chapter Review

Chapter 2. Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle and Self-Management Skills

Lesson 2.1 Adopting Healthy Lifestyles

Self-Assessment: Practicing Physical Fitness Tests

Lesson 2.2 Learning Self-Management Skills

Taking Charge: Building Knowledge and Understanding

Self-Management: Skills for Building Knowledge and Understanding

Taking Action: Fitness Trails

Chapter Review

Chapter 3. Goal Setting and Program Planning

Lesson 3.1 Goal Setting

Self-Assessment: Assessing Muscle Fitness

Lesson 3.2 Program Planning

Taking Charge: Setting Goals

Self-Management: Skills for Setting Goals

Taking Action: Exercise Circuits

Chapter Review

Unit II. Becoming and Staying Physically Active

Chapter 4. Getting Started in Physical Activity

Lesson 4.1 Safe and Smart Physical Activity

Self-Assessment: Body Composition and Flexibility

Lesson 4.2 Health and Wellness Benefits

Taking Charge: Reducing Risk Factors

Self-Management: Skills for Reducing Risk Factors

Taking Action: Walking for Health

Chapter Review

Chapter 5. How Much Is Enough?

Lesson 5.1 How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?

Self-Assessment: PACER and Trunk Lift

Lesson 5.2 How Much Fitness Is Enough?

Taking Charge: Learning to Self-Monitor

Self-Management: Skills for Learning to Self-Monitor

Taking Action: Physical Activity Pyramid Circuit

Chapter Review

Chapter 6. Skill Learning and Injury Prevention

Lesson 6.1 Skills and Skill-Related Physical Fitness

Self-Assessment: Assessing Skill-Related Physical Fitness

Lesson 6.2 Physical Activity and Injury

Taking Charge: Improving Performance Skills

Self-Management: Skills for Improving Performance

Taking Action: Safe Exercise Circuit

Chapter Review

Unit III. Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity

Chapter 7. Moderate Physical Activity

Lesson 7.1 Moderate Physical Activity Facts

Self-Assessment: Walking Test

Lesson 7.2 Preparing a Moderate Physical Activity Plan

Taking Charge: Learning to Manage Time

Self-Management: Skills for Managing Time

Taking Action: Your Moderate Physical Activity Plan

Chapter Review

Chapter 8. Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Lesson 8.1 Cardiorespiratory Endurance Facts

Self-Assessment: Step Test and One-Mile Run Test

Lesson 8.2 Building Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Taking Charge: Self-Confidence

Self-Management: Skills for Building Self-Confidence

Taking Action: Target Heart Rate Workouts

Chapter Review

Chapter 9. Vigorous Physical Activity

Lesson 9.1 Vigorous Aerobics, Sport, and Recreation

Self-Assessment: Assessing Jogging Techniques

Lesson 9.2 Preparing and Performing a Safe and Vigorous Physical Activity Program

Taking Charge: Activity Participation

Self-Management: Skills for Choosing Good Activities

Taking Action: Your Vigorous Physical Activity Plan

Chapter Review

Unit IV. Muscle Fitness and Flexibility

Chapter 10. Muscle Fitness Basics

Lesson 10.1 Muscle Fitness Facts

Self-Assessment: Muscle Fitness Testing

Lesson 10.2 Building Muscle Fitness

Taking Charge: Preventing Relapse

Self-Management: Skills for Preventing Relapse

Taking Action: Resistance Machine Exercises

Chapter Review

Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness Applications

Lesson 11.1 Core Fitness, Posture, and Back Care

Self-Assessment: Healthy Back Test

Lesson 11.2 Ergogenic Aids and Muscle Fitness Exercise Planning

Taking Charge: Finding Social Support

Self-Management: Skills for Finding Social Support

Taking Action: Your Muscle Fitness Exercise Plan

Chapter Review

Chapter 12. Flexibility

Lesson 12.1 Flexibility Facts

Self-Assessment: Arm, Leg, and Trunk Flexibility

Lesson 12.2 Preparing a Flexibility Exercise Plan

Taking Charge: Overcoming Barriers

Self-Management: Skills for Overcoming Barriers

Taking Action: Performing Your Flexibility Exercise Plan

Chapter Review

Unit V. Healthy Choices

Chapter 13. Body Composition

Lesson 13.1 Body Composition Facts

Self-Assessment: Body Measurements

Lesson 13.2 Energy Balance

Taking Charge: Improving Physical Self-Perception

Self-Management: Skills for Self-Perception

Taking Action: Elastic Band Workout

Chapter Review

Chapter 14. Physical Activity Program Planning

Lesson 14.1 Physical Activity and Fitness Assessment

Self-Assessment: Your Personal Fitness Test Battery

Lesson 14.2 Maintaining Active Lifestyles

Taking Charge: Changing Attitudes

Self-Management: Skills for Building Positive Attitudes

Taking Action: Your Physical Activity Plan

Chapter Review

Chapter 15. Making Good Consumer Choices

Lesson 15.1 Health and Fitness Quackery

Self-Assessment: Assessing Your Posture

Lesson 15.2 Evaluating Health Clubs, Equipment, Media, and Internet Materials

Taking Charge: Learning to Think Critically

Self-Management: Skills for Thinking Critically

Taking Action: My Health and Fitness Club

Chapter Review

Unit VI. Wellness Perspective

Chapter 16. Choosing Nutritious Food

Lesson 16.1 A Healthy Diet

Self-Assessment: Energy Balance

Lesson 16.2 Making Healthy Food Choices

Taking Charge: Saying No

Self-Management: Skills for Saying No

Taking Action: Burn It Up Workout

Chapter Review

Chapter 17. Stress Management

Lesson 17.1 Facts About Stress

Self-Assessment: Identifying Signs of Stress

Lesson 17.2 Managing Stress

Taking Charge: Managing Competitive Stress

Self-Management: Skills for Managing Competitive Stress

Taking Action: Relaxation Exercises

Chapter Review

Chapter 18. Making Choices and Planning for Health and Wellness

Lesson 18.1 Lifestyle Choices for Fitness, Health, and Wellness

Self-Assessment: Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire

Lesson 18.2 Healthy Lifestyle Planning and Career Opportunities

Taking Charge: Thinking Success

Self-Management: Skills for Thinking Success

Taking Action: Your Healthy Lifestyle Plan

Chapter Review

Unit VII. Moving Through Life

Chapter 19. Strategies for Active Living

Lesson 19.1 Opportunities in Physical Education

Self-Assessment: Assessing Game Strategy and Tactics

Lesson 19.2 Strategy and Tactics

Taking Charge: Developing Tactics

Self-Management: Skills for Developing Tactics

Taking Action: Cooperative Games

Chapter Review

Chapter 20. The Science of Active Living

Lesson 20.1 Moving Your Body

Self-Assessment: Analyzing Basic Skills

Lesson 20.2 Moving Implements and Objects

Taking Charge: Positive Self-Talk

Self-Management: Skills for Positive Self-Talk

Taking Action: Applying Principles

Chapter Review

Chapter 21. Lifelong Activity

Lesson 21.1 Social Interactions in Physical Activity

Self-Assessment: Modifying Rules in Games

Lesson 21.2 Active Living Opportunities

Taking Charge: Conflict Resolution

Self-Management: Skills for Conflict Resolution

Taking Action: Team Building

Chapter Review


Physical education and health textbook for students in grades 9 to 12. Reference for secondary PE teachers or for undergrad courses in PE teacher preparation.

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