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Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness - 2nd edition

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780736048071

ISBN10: 0736048073

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness by National Association for Sport and Physical Education - ISBN 9780736048071
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 2005
International: No
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness by National Association for Sport and Physical Education - ISBN 9780736048071

ISBN13: 9780736048071

ISBN10: 0736048073


For years, K-12 teachers have used "Physical Best" as an effective and proven tool in implementing health-related physical activity. The program gets students active and keeps them active--not just in class, not just for the school year, but for their lifetime.

With activities crafted and used by physical educators across the country, "Physical Best" has been used to show students that physical fitness can be fun and that all students can succeed in being physically active, regardless of ability or age.

Now, "Physical Best" has gotten even better. Yes, it still helps teachers to plan and conduct fun and developmentally appropriate activities--wide-ranging competitive and noncompetitive activities that allow all students to take part successfully. All activities are consistent with the new physical activity guidelines for youth, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Physical Best" still emphasizes personal responsibility and provides educational progressions that help students take ownership of their health-related fitness. It still includes assessment tools, and it supports the 2004 NASPE National Physical Education standards.

Plus, the second edition of "Physical Best" resources includes the following new features:

  • New, teacher-tested activities for students from K to 12
  • Revised favorite activities for all grades
  • CD-ROMs with PDF versions of the reproducible in each activity guide
  • Expanded and updated information on physical activity guidelines, assessment, nutrition, inclusion, and goal setting
  • Expanded ideas for encouraging lifelong participation in health-related physical fitness activities
  • Expanded tips for including students of all abilities
  • Practical examples for applying the proven concepts in real-world physical educational settings and for assessment

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1. Foundations of Health-Related Fitness and Physical Activity

Chapter 1. Introduction to Physical Best
Chapter 2. Physical Activity Behavior and Motivation
Chapter 3. Basic Training Principles
Chapter 4. Nutrition

Part II. Components of Health-Related Fitness

Chapter 5. Aerobic Fitness
Chapter 6. Muscular Strength and Endurance
Chapter 7. Flexibility
Chapter 8. Body Composition

Part III. Curriculum and Teaching Methods

Chapter 9. Curriculum Development for Health-Related Physical Fitness Education
Chapter 10. Teaching Styles and Strategies
Chapter 11. Including Everyone

Part IV. Foundations of Assessment in Health-Related Fitness and Physical Activity

Chapter 12. Principles of Assessment
Chapter 13. Assessing Health-Related Physical Fitness
Chapter 14. Assessing Fitness Knowledge, Self-Responsibility, and Attitudes


Appendix A: Worksheets and Reproducibles
Appendix B: Nutrient Content Claims
Appendix C: Exercises for Prepuberty
Appendix D: Alternatives for Questionable Exercises
Appendix E: Body Mass and Composition Measures
Appendix F: CDC's Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People
Appendix G: Student Asthma Action Card
Appendix H: Middle School Assessment Example: P.E.--L.I.F.E. Assessment Project

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