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Fitness for Life - Updated 5th Edition - Cloth / Edition 5

Fitness for Life - Updated 5th Edition - Cloth / Edition 5

by Charles Corbin, Ruth Lindsey

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ISBN-13: 9780736066754
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Dr. Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin has been a professor at Arizona State University for more than 20 years. He is currently a member of the faculty in the department of exercise and wellness at Arizona State University-East. He is the senior or sole author of more than 70 books. Fitness for Life (winner of the Texty Award of the Text and Academic Authors Association), Concepts of Physical Fitness (winner of the McGuffey Award), and Concepts of Fitness and Wellness are the most widely adopted high school and college texts in the area of fitness and wellness.

Two of Dr. Corbin's video programs have earned Telly Awards for Excellence for educational videos. He was first author of the national physical activity standards for children, published by the Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

Dr. Corbin is acknowledged as the father of the conceptual physical education movement that he pioneered at both the secondary school and college levels. He is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health and wellness promotion, and youth physical fitness. Dr. Corbin demonstrates his commitment to physical education by sharing his work at state alliance for health, recreation and dance (AHPERD) meetings. He has been the keynote speaker at more than 35 state AHPERD conventions and has made major addresses in Brazil, Ireland, England, Australia, and various European countries. He has presented numerous named lectures including the Cureton Lecture at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) convention, the Hanna and Sargent Lectures at the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (NAPEHE) convention, the Prince Phillip Lecture at the British Physical Education Association convention, and the Weiss Lecture at an American Alliance for Health, Recreation and Dance convention.

Dr. Corbin has published more than 200 professional, research, and popular articles. He is a former president and fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Among the awards he has received are the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award (President's Council, National Jaycees), AAHPERD Honor Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, the COPEC Hanson Award, and the Distinguished Service Award of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He is a lifetime member of AAHPERD and a 30-year member and fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Corbin was named Alliance Scholar by AAHPERD, and Distinguished Scholar of NAPEHE. Dr. Corbin served as editor of several periodicals, including Quest and the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport (PCPFS) Research Digest. He a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the PCPFS President's Challenge Program and is a charter member of the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Advisory Board.

Ruth Lindsey, PhD, was a professor emeritus at California State University at Long Beach and a recognized leader in physical activity and fitness with special expertise in biomechanics, kinesiology, questionable exercises, nutrition, and physical activity for senior adults. She was the author of numerous research and professional publications. Dr. Lindsey authored or coauthored more than 20 books, including Fitness for Life, which received the Text and Academic Authors Association's Texty Award, and Concepts of Physical Fitness, which received their McGuffey Award for excellence over a long period.

Table of Contents


Unit I. Getting Started

Chapter 1. Fitness and Wellness for All
Activity 1: Starter Workout
Lesson 1.1 Fitness for Life
Self-Assessment: Exercise Basics
Lesson 1.2 Fitness Through Physical Activity
Taking Charge: Making Self-Assessments
Self-Management Skill: Learning to Self-Assess
Activity 2: Health- and Skill-Related Fitness Stunts
Chapter Review

Chapter 2. Safe and Smart Physical Activity
Activity 1: Fitness Games
Lesson 2.1 Getting Ready
Self-Assessment: FITNESSGRAM 1—Strength and Muscular Endurance
Lesson 2.2 Physical Activity and Injury
Taking Charge: Building Self-Confidence
Self-Management Skill: Building Self-Confidence
Activity 2: Safe Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review

Chapter 3. Benefits of Physical Activity
Activity 1: Cooperative Games
Lesson 3.1 Health and Wellness Benefits
Self-Assessment: Healthy Back Test
Lesson 3.2 Healthy Back and Good Posture
Taking Charge: Reducing Risk Factors
Self-Management Skill: Reducing Risk Factors
Activity 2: Back Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review

Unit II. Becoming and Staying Physically Active

Chapter 4. How Much Is Enough?
Activity 1: Line Exercise
Lesson 4.1 How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?
Self-Assessment: Assessing Your Posture
Lesson 4.2 How Much Fitness Is Enough?
Taking Charge: Choosing a Good Activity
Self-Management Skill: Choosing Appropriate Activities
Activity 2: Circuit Workout
Chapter Review

Chapter 5. Learning Self-Management Skills
Activity 1: Fitness Trail
Lesson 5.1 Learning Self-Management Skills
Self-Assessment: FITNESSGRAM 2—Body Composition and Flexibility
Lesson 5.2 Goal Setting
Taking Charge: Setting Goals
Self-Management Skill: Goal Setting
Activity 2: Elastic Band Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review

Chapter 6. Lifestyle Physical Activity and Positive Attitudes
Activity 1: School Stepping
Lesson 6.1 Activities for a Lifetime—Choices From the Pyramid
Self-Assessment: Walking Test
Lesson 6.2 Attitudes
Taking Charge: Building Positive Attitudes
Self-Management Skill: Building Positive Attitudes
Activity 2: Walking for Wellness
Chapter Review

Unit III. Physical Activity Pyramid: Level 2 Activities

Chapter 7. Cardiovascular Fitness
Activity 1: Aerobic Dance Routine
Lesson 7.1 Cardiovascular Fitness Facts
Self-Assessment: Cardiovascular Fitness—Step Test and Mile Run
Lesson 7.2 Building Cardiovascular Fitness
Taking Charge: Logging Your Activities
Self-Management Skill: Learning to Self-Monitor
Activity 2: Cardiovascular Fitness: How Much Activity Is Enough?
Chapter Review

Chapter 8. Active Aerobics and Recreation
Activity 1: Step Aerobics
Lesson 8.1 Active Aerobics
Self-Assessment: FITNESSGRAM 3—Cardiovascular Fitness, Flexibility, and Strength
Lesson 8.2 Active Recreation
Taking Charge: Finding Social Support
Self-Management Skill: Finding Social Support
Activity 2: Jogging: Biomechanical Principles and Guidelines
Chapter Review

Chapter 9. Active Sports and Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Activity 1: Orienteering
Lesson 9.1 Skills and Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Self-Assessment: Assessing Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Lesson 9.2 Active Sports
Taking Charge: Building Performance Skills
Self-Management Skill: Building Performance Skills
Activity 2: The Sports Stars Program
Chapter Review

Unit IV. Physical Activity Pyramid: Level 3 Activities

Chapter 10. Flexibility
Activity 1: Jump and Stretch Routine
Lesson 10.1 Flexibility Facts
Self-Assessment: Arm, Leg, and Trunk Flexibility
Lesson 10.2 Improving Flexibility
Taking Charge: Building Intrinsic Motivation
Self-Management Skill: Building Intrinsic Motivation
Activity 2: The Basic 10: Flexibility Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review

Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness: Basic Principles and Strength
Activity 1: Partner Resistance Exercises
Lesson 11.1 Muscle Fitness Basics
Self-Assessment: Determining Your Modified 1RM and Grip Strength
Lesson 11.2 Building Strength
Taking Charge: Preventing Relapse
Self-Management Skill: Preventing Relapse
Activity 2: Fundamentals of Weight and Resistance Training
Chapter Review

Chapter 12. Muscle Fitness: Muscular Endurance and General Muscle Fitness Information
Activity 1: Homemade Weights
Lesson 12.1 Improving Muscular Endurance
Self-Assessment: Muscular Endurance
Lesson 12.2 Muscle Fitness
Taking Charge: Managing Time
Self-Management Skill: Time Management
Activity 2: Muscular Endurance Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review

Unit V. Healthy Choices

Chapter 13. Body Composition
Activity 1: Your Exercise Circuit
Lesson 13.1 The Facts About Body Composition
Self-Assessment: Skinfold Measurements and Height–Weight Charts
Lesson 13.2 Controlling Body Fatness
Taking Charge: Improving Physical Self-Perceptions
Self-Management Skill: Improving Physical Self-Perceptions
Activity 2: Muscle Fitness Exercises With Resistance Machines
Chapter Review

Chapter 14. Choosing Nutritious Food
Activity 1: Jollyball
Lesson 14.1 A Healthy Diet
Self-Assessment: Body Measurements
Lesson 14.2 Making Food Choices
Taking Charge: Saying "No"
Self-Management Skill: Saying "No" to Overeating
Activity 2: Cooperative Aerobics
Chapter Review

Chapter 15. Making Consumer Choices
Activity 1: Continuous Rhythmical Exercise
Lesson 15.1 Health and Fitness Quackery
Self-Assessment: Reassessing Body Composition, Flexibility, and Strength
Lesson 15.2 Evaluating Health Clubs, Equipment, Media, and Internet Materials
Taking Charge: Learning to Think Critically
Self-Management Skill: Learning to Think Critically
Activity 2: Active Learning: Isometric Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review

Unit VI. Wellness and Personal Program Planning

Chapter 16. A Wellness Perspective
Activity 1: Cooper's Aerobics
Lesson 16.1 All About Health and Wellness
Self-Assessment: Reassessing Cardiovascular Fitness and Muscular Endurance
Self-Assessment: Wellness
Lesson 16.2 Healthy Lifestyles and Environments
Taking Charge: Thinking Success
Self-Management Skill: Thinking Success
Activity 2: Your Health and Fitness Club
Chapter Review

Chapter 17. Stress Management
Activity 1: Frisbee Golf
Lesson 17.1 Facts About Stress
Self-Assessment: Identifying Signs of Stress
Lesson 17.2 Managing Stress
Taking Charge: Controlling Competitive Stress
Self-Management Skill: Controlling Competitive Stress
Activity 2: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Management
Chapter Review

Chapter 18. Personal Program Planning
Activity 1: Exercising at Home
Lesson 18.1 Program Planning
Self-Assessment: Evaluating Your Personal Program
Lesson 18.2 Staying Fit and Active
Taking Charge: Overcoming Barriers
Self-Management Skill: Overcoming Barriers
Activity 2: Performing Your Plan
Chapter Review


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