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Fitness & Nutrition
     

Fitness & Nutrition

by Christopher Hovius
 

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Do you ever wish you were stronger…thinner…more athletic…healthier? Most of us would change at least one thing about ourselves if we could. But real health and happiness aren't dependent on matching yourself against the unrealistic ideals of a model-thin body or a pumped-up body builder's bulging muscles. Instead, fitness and good nutrition are

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Do you ever wish you were stronger…thinner…more athletic…healthier? Most of us would change at least one thing about ourselves if we could. But real health and happiness aren't dependent on matching yourself against the unrealistic ideals of a model-thin body or a pumped-up body builder's bulging muscles. Instead, fitness and good nutrition are the two factors that can lead to physical and emotional health. When you were younger, your parents told you what to eat. They probably encouraged you to eat the foods that would provide you with the various nutrients you needed to grow. They may have also encouraged you to get regular exercise. But you're older now. You've begun to make your own decisions about what you eat and how active you are. Learning what your body needs to be healthy is an important part of becoming a responsible adult. Taking care of yourself makes sense if you want to be happy and enjoy life. This book will tell you how to be the best you can be!

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of fifteen in the "Young Adult's Guide to the Science of Health" series, this edition focuses on the individual's responsibility in maintaining good physical health with some discussion of its importance in maintaining emotional health. Written primarily for the middle school student, the eight chapters include well-researched discussions about self-esteem, the role of nutrients in maintaining one's health, food guides and a balanced diet, the role of vitamins, minerals and water in maintaining good health, staying active, exercise related risks and injuries and how to avoid them, body image, and setting and achieving personal health goals. Occasional color photos, illustrations, and charts are included to add interest to the discussion but overall, it is a textbook-like presentation of introductory health issues for young teens. The newer USDA Healthy Plate is introduced if readers had not already been made aware, and Canada's Food Guide is mentioned but not illustrated. It is a pretty straight forward approach to the subject, and it will be up to the teacher to make a subject that seems to be of little interest to teens more interesting. A glossary, index, and sources for more information are included. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422228098
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Guide to the Science of Health Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1190L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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