LL A Wellness Way of Life / Edition 10

LL A Wellness Way of Life / Edition 10

by Gwen Robbins
ISBN-10:
0078022606
ISBN-13:
2900078022608
Pub. Date:
11/13/2012
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education

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LL A Wellness Way of Life / Edition 10

Based on solid research, A Wellness Way of Life makes sense of the array of the confusing and sometimes contradictory health information that bombards us every day. By minimizing technical jargon and presenting health topics and issues in a clear and accessible way, A Wellness Way of Life provides accurate, up-to-date information about exercise, nutrition, stress, heart disease, weight management, and much more to empower students to make smart health decisions in order to enjoy a lifetime of wellness. The new edition of A Wellness Way of Life utilizes innovative technologies to engage and motivate students to take their health seriously and make healthy lifestyle behavior choices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900078022608
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Debbie Powers is Assistant Professor Emeritus in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science at Ball State University. She retired in 2006 after 30 years of teaching fitness and wellness classes at Ball State. Powers earned her MA in physical education at Ball State University and an additional 30 hours in Wellness Education. She received her BS in physical education and health from Indiana University. A former Division I college basketball player, Powers served as head women’s basketball coach at Ball State for 5 years. Before her tenure at Ball State she taught physical education and coached at the high school level. Powers’s teaching and research interests include wellness education, fitness, nutrition and weight management. Powers assisted in the development of the nationally recognized fitness/wellness requirement at Ball State University, and has given numerous national and regional presentations on the development, content, and assessment of this undergraduate core curriculum requirement. She has published articles and book chapters in the areas of wellness, assessment, and basketball. In retirement she continues to speak to community groups on a variety of wellness topics and teaches community fitness classes.
Sharon Burgess is a Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor Emeritus in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science at Ball State University. She retired in 2008 after teaching fitness and wellness classes for 32 years at Ball State. Burgess earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and an MS in Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. She received an MS in Sport Psychology/Motor Learning and a BS in Physical Education at Florida State University, where she was a nationally ranked distance runner and synchronized swimmer. She was head women’s track and cross-country coach at Ball State for 8 years. Publications include book chapters on bicycling and aquatic exercise for people with disabilities. Burgess has made presentations nationally and internationally, including teaching large lectures, aerobics, and strength training. Honor awards include Outstanding Tenured Teacher in the School of Physical Education and the Leadership Recognition Award from the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Burgess continues to work with athletes in orthopedic and sports physical therapy as a healthcare traveler.
Gwen Robbins recently retired as the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology at Ball State University. She held academic rank in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science. Robbins earned her MA (physical education/biology) from Ball State University and an additional 45 hours in the area of Gerontology. She earned her BS (physical education/health/biology) from Indiana State University. Robbins was instrumental in the development of the nationally recognized fitness/wellness requirement at Ball State. She has given many national presentations and published several articles and book chapters about Ball State’s fitness/wellness program and assessment of this program. Robbins developed the 500-Yard Water Run, a cardiorespiratory endurance fitness test for non-swimming water exercisers, and the AquaCircuit, a pool circuit-training program. She has received honor awards from the Aquatic Council of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Robbins’s current research and in-demand presentations focus on the lifestyle changes of college students and university wellness course format and assessment.

Table of Contents

1: Understanding Wellness
2: Changing Behavior
3: Developing and Assessing Physical Fitness
4: Maximizing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
5: Developing Flexibility
6: Developing Muscular Fitness
7: Exploring Special Exercise Considerations
8: Preventing Common Injuries and Caring for the Lower Back
9: Maximizing Heart Health
10: Coping with Stress
11: Eating for Wellness
12: Achieving a Healthy Weight
13: Preventing Cancer
14: Understanding Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior
15: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease
16: Exploring Lifetime Wellness Issues

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