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Total Fitness : Exercise, Nutrition, and Wellness

Total Fitness : Exercise, Nutrition, and Wellness - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205291205

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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 1999
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Total Fitness : Exercise, Nutrition, and Wellness - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205291205

Scott K. Powers and Stephen L. Dodd

ISBN13: 978-0205291205
ISBN10: 0205291201
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Total Fitness: Exercise, Nutrition, and Wellness weaves together the concepts of exercise and diet in combination with various wellness concepts, defining "total fitness." The second edition addresses important issues such as exercise-related injuries, exercise and the environment, and exercise for special populations, in addition to covering the primary concepts of physical fitness and wellness. The text provides a strong foundation in both exercise physiology and nutrition and includes the latest research in these areas.

The text provides clear and objective research-based information to college students during their first course in physical fitness and wellness, with the intent of dispelling the many myths associated with exercise, nutrition, and wellness. Further, the book provides a how-to approach for the evaluation of various wellness components such as fitness levels and nutritional status. Finally, the text describes ways to bring about a change in lifestyle which will lead to a higher degree of wellness. The text is a valuable tool for students and instructors for understanding and implementing a comprehensive fitness, nutritional, and wellness program.

Features:
Provides a foundation in exercise physiology so that fitness programs can be planned, modified, and executed.

"A Closer Look" boxes give the reader insight into special topics, and "Nutritional Links to Fitness" boxes create a nutritional theme that connects fitness and nutritional concepts.

Lab exercises allow students to apply textual information to a practical problem, encouraging the immediate development of a core fitness plan.

Encourages "hands on" classes at the beginning of the school term.

Each chapter contains learning objectives, chapter outline, key terms, end of the chapter study questions and summaries, and references to ensure mastery of the material.

New To This Edition:
Provides highly current Weblinks to expose students to health and fitness news and research from the World Wide Web.

Offers completely revised end-of-chapter laboratory exercises, allowing for more efficient use of lab time.

Author Bio

Powers, Scott K. : University of Florida

Dodd, Stephen L. : University of Florida

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Health-Related Fitness and Wellness.

Health Benefits of Exercise.
Exercise Does Not Guarantee Good Health.
Exercise Training for Health-Related Fitness.
Components of Health-Related Physical Fitness.
Wellness Concept.
Wellness: A Healthy Lifestyle.
Motivation and Exercise Goal Setting.
Physical Fitness and Wellness: A Final Word.


2. Fitness Evaluation: Self-Testing.

Evaluating Health Status.
Measuring Cardiorespiratory Fitness.
Evaluation of Muscular Strength.
Measurement of Muscular Endurance.
Assessment of Flexibility.
Assessment of Body Composition.


3. General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness.

Principles of Exercise Training to Improve Physical Fitness.
General Principles of Exercise Prescription.
How Much Exercise Is Enough?


4. Exercise Prescription Guidelines: Cardiorespiratory Fitness.

Benefits of Cardiorespiratory Fitness.
Physiological Basis for Developing Cardiorespiratory Fitness.
Exercise and the Cardiorespiratory System.
Exercise Prescription for Cardiorespiratory Fitness.
Starting and Maintaining a Cardiorespiratory Fitness Program.
Training Techniques.
Aerobic Exercise Training: How the Body Adapts.
Motivation to Maintain Cardiorespiratory Fitness.


5. Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance.

Benefits of Muscular Strength and Endurance.
Physiological Basis for Developing Strength and Endurance.
Guiding Principles for Designing a Strength and Endurance Program.
Designing a Training Program for Increasing Muscle Strength.
Exercise Prescription for Weight Training: An Overview.
Starting and Maintaining a Weight Training Program.
Strength Training: How the Body Adapts.
Motivation to Maintain Strength Fitness.


6. Improving Flexibility.

Benefits of Flexibility.
Physiological Basis for Developing Flexibility.
Designing a Flexibility Training Program.
Exercise Prescription for Improving Flexibility.
Motivation to Maintain Flexibility.


7. Nutrition, Health, and Fitness.

Basic Nutrition.
Guidelines for a Healthy Diet.
Special Dietary Considerations.
Nutritional Aspects of Physical Fitness.
Current Topics in Food Safety.


8. Exercise, Diet, and Weight Control.

Obesity.
Regional Fat Storage.
Optimal Body Weight.
Physiology of Weight Control.
Establishing a Successful Weight Loss Program.
Lifetime Weight Control.
Weight Loss Myths.
Eating Disorders.
Exercise and Diet Programs to Gain Weight.


9. Exercise and the Environment.

Exercise in the Heat.
Exercise in the Cold.
Exercise and Altitude.
Exercise and Air Pollution.


10. Exercise for Special Populations.

Orthopedic Problems.
Asthma.
Pregnancy.
Aging.


11. Prevention and Rehabilitation of Exercise-Related Injuries.

The Risk and Causes of Injury from Increased Physical Activity.
Common Injuries: Cause and Prevention.
Common Injuries to the Lower Extremities.
Reducing Your Risk of Injury.
Management of Injuries.


12. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

Cardiovascular Disease in the United States.
Cardiovascular Diseases.
Risk Factors Associated with Coronary Heart Disease.
Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease.
Lowering Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Final Word.


13. Prevention of Cancer.

What Is Cancer?


14. Stress Management and Modifying Unhealthy Behavior.

Stress Management.
Modifying Unhealthy Behavior.

15. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Drug Abuse.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Drug Abuse.

16. Life Time Fitness.

Exercise Adherence: Lifetime Fitness.
Health Clubs: Choosing a Fitness Facility.
Diet and Fitness Products: Consumer Issues.



Appendix: Nutritional Values for Foods, Beverages, and Fast Food Items.
Glossary.
Index.


Each chapter concludes with "Summary," "Study Questions," "Suggested Reading," "References," and "Laboratory Exercises."

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