For courses in Health and Fitness.
Strengthen students’ core knowledge of fitness and wellness
Total Fitness and Wellness gives students a solid foundation in fitness and wellness, while providing them with the tools they need to make healthy behavioral changes and lifestyle choices. The easy-to-use text provides students with a clear learning path through practical fitness information they can incorporate into their lives.
The 8th Edition presents current research and topics of student interest such as eating disorders, stress-management strategies, barefoot running, Pilates, diabetes and pre-diabetes, ergogenic dietary supplements, at-home fitness equipment, antioxidants, and emotional health. Total Fitness and Wellness now provides access to MyDietAnalysis -- a diet and activity tracking tool that gives students an easy way to analyze their physical activity and daily nutrient intake. MyDietAnalysis is powered by ESHA Research, accessible on all devices, and included at no extra charge with Mastering Health.
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If your instructor has assigned Pearson eText as your main course material, search for:
0135613531 / 9780135613535 Pearson eText Total Fitness and Wellness -- Access Card, 8/e
0135613566 / 9780135613566 Pearson eText Total Fitness and Wellness -- Instant Access, 8/e
Also available with Mastering Health
By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.With a variety of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult personal health and fitness concepts.
If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Health search for:
0135185181 / 9780135185186 Total Fitness and Wellness Plus Mastering Health with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
Package consists of:
- 0134988434 / 9780134988436 Total Fitness and Wellness
- 0134990536 / 9780134990538 Mastering Health with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Total Fitness and Wellness
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About the Author
Scott K. Powers is currently the UAA Endowed Professor and a Distinguished professor within the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Power’s research focuses upon the effects of exercise and inactivity on the health of both cardiac and skeletal muscles. Collectively, Dr. Power’s research has resulted more than 255 peer-reviewed publications and many of these publications are widely cited in the literature. Importantly, Professor Powers is also an accomplished teacher as indicated by the fact that he has won numerous teaching awards and has been inducted by the University of Florida as a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Moreover, Scott Powers has also been recognized by the University of Florida as the Teacher/Scholar of the year in 2017.
Stephen Dodd is a professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. He has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses such as exercise physiology, environmental exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology and assessment in kinesiology at the university for more than 25 years. He has won numerous teaching awards and served two terms as department chair. His research has focused on how skeletal muscle adapts to an increase / decrease in exercise.
Table of Contents
1 Understanding Fitness and Wellness
2 General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness
3 Cardiorespiratory Endurance: Assessment and Prescription
4 Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
5 Improving Flexibility
6 Body Composition
7 Creating Your Total Fitness and Wellness Plan
8 Nutrition for Health and Fitness
9 Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
10 Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
11 Stress Management
12 Special Considerations Related to Exercise and Injury Prevention
14 Sexually Transmitted Infections
15 Addiction and Substance Abuse
Answers to Study Questions
Nutritive Value of Selected Foods and Fast Foods