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 physio ...show morelogy 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.
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. ...show less