Summary: Preparing for the future is what school is all about. Unfortunately, many students fail to see the importance of establishing healthy lifestyle habits during these crucial years. While they work hard to ensure their future financial health, many young people mistakenly believe they can wait until they're older to worry about their physical and mental health.
Physical Activity for Health and Fitness will help students make physical activity a priority ...show more today and throughout their lives. With the help of many interactive elements, this attractive, full-color textbook introduces important physical activity, health, and nutrition concepts that students will want to remember their entire lives, not just for a semester. Special elements include the following:
Physical Activity for Health and Fitness begins by presenting students with medical evidence showing that a lifetime of physical activity will improve their fitness and enhance their quality of life. They'll learn the importance of both cardiovascular and muscular fitness and discover how to develop healthy habits in these areas.
Next, the book explains the far-reaching effects of obesity on personal health. It presents basic lessons on good nutrition, and it provides students with guidelines for maintaining a healthy body weight.
Physical Activity for Health and Fitness also explores the close connection between sedentary living and a number of major diseases and conditions. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and depression are just a few of the conditions covered. Students will learn about the causes of these diseases, ways to prevent or lessen their risks, and how physical activity affects the diseases.
Finally, the book asks students to consider the overwhelming benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle and encourages them to begin incorporating regular physical activity into their lives now rather than later. They'll find basic guidelines for getting started and advice on staying motivated.