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Total Fitness : Exercises, Nutrition and Wellness - With CD

Total Fitness : Exercises, Nutrition and Wellness - With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205340958

Cover of Total Fitness : Exercises, Nutrition and Wellness - With CD 3RD 03 (ISBN 978-0205340958)
ISBN13: 978-0205340958
ISBN10: 0205340954
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Total Fitness : Exercises, Nutrition and Wellness - With CD - 3RD 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205340958

Scott K. Powers and Stephen L. Dodd

ISBN13: 978-0205340958
ISBN10: 0205340954
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Using an active learning approach for the evaluation of fitness levels and nutritional status, Total Fitness and Wellness, Third Edition teaches students how to bring about lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimal fitness and wellness. Authors Scott Powers and Stephen Dodd, who have each taught for over 20 years and won various teaching awards, bring their expertise in exercise physiology to this text. In addition to covering the primary concepts of physical fitness and wellness, they provide a strong foundation in both exercise physiology and nutrition and address important issues such as exercise-related injuries, exercise and the environment, and exercise for special populations.

Author Bio

Powers, Scott :

Scott Powers recieved his B.S. in physical education from the University of Georgia before going on the get his Ed.D. from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. Scott has been teaching for over 20 years, and was named Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida in 1992. Scott served as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1986. Scott's primary area of research interest is the respiratory-metabolic adaptations to exercise. In his free time, Scott enjoys water sports: SCUBA-diving, water-skiing, and swimming in the Florida Keys.



Dodd, Steve :

Steve Dodd earned his B.S. in economics from the University of Alabama before going to the same university for his M.S. in exercise physiology and to Louisiana State University for his Ph.D., also in exercise physiology. He has been teaching for more than 20 years, in a variety of capacities, and has won numerous awards, including the Teacher of the Year award in 1997. He has won the annual "Instructional Resources Grant" from the University of Florida every year since 1991, allowing him to make innovations in use of multimedia in his classroom. Steve has held numerous chairs in committees at the University of Florida. His lab conducts research in various areas of muscle physiology. When he's not hard at work, Steve enjoys family outings, coaching little league baseball and basketball, sailing, and racquet sports.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Health-Related Fitness and Wellness.
2. Fitness Evaluation: Self-Testing.
3. General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness.
4. Exercise Prescription Guidelines: Cardiorespiratory Fitness.
5. Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance.
6. Improving Flexibility.
7. Nutrition, Health, and Fitness.
8. Exercise, Diet, and Weight Control.
9. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
10. Stress Management and Modifying Unhealthy Behavior.
11. Exercise and the Environment.
12. Exercise for Special Populations.
13. Prevention and Rehabilitation of Exercise-Related Injuries.
14. Prevention of Cancer.
15. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Drug Abuse.
16. Life Time Fitness.


Appendix: Nutritional Content of Foods, Beverages, and Fast Food Items.
Glossary.
Index.

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