Total Fitness and Wellness

Total Fitness and Wellness

by Scott K. Powers, Stephen L. Dodd

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134988436
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/18/2019
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.85(h) x 1.15(d)

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

13 Cancer

14 Sexually Transmitted Infections

15 Addiction and Substance Abuse

Answers to Study Questions

Nutritive Value of Selected Foods and Fast Foods

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