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Wellness : Choices for Health and Fitness

Wellness : Choices for Health and Fitness - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534348366

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ISBN13: 978-0534348366
ISBN10: 053434836X
Edition: 2ND 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 1999
International: No

Wellness : Choices for Health and Fitness - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534348366

Rebecca J. Donatelle, Christine Snow-Harter and Anthony Robert Wilcox

ISBN13: 978-0534348366
ISBN10: 053434836X
Edition: 2ND 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 1999
International: No

This text provides a balanced approach to wellness with equal coverage of physical fitness and personal health topics. It reflects a wellness approach considering how we can be well spiritually, mentally, and physically.

  • An engaging, intelligent, and practical introduction to wellness by three experts.
  • "Myths and Controversies," boxes deal with common ideas or common controversies about wellness to help set the record straight for students.
  • "States-At-A-Glance" boxes present interesting information in a catchy format.
  • "Do's and Don'ts" provide practical tips of what to do and not to do to achieve optimal health.
  • Tear-out laboratories at the end of 12 chapters give students a tool to assess their lifestyles and to help them realize their individual goals for wellness. These labs can be turned in as assignments.
  • Objectives open each chapter and summaries close each one to guide the students through the chapter.
  • Applied examples throughout the text help students understand the importance of wellness and "Lifestyle Choices : A Plan for Action" at the end of each chapter encourages students to develop personal strategies to promote their wellness.
  • Unique chapter 6 on exercise-related injuries.
  • A margin glossary of key terms.
  • Chapter 11 now covers substance abuse as well as addictive behavior.
  • Chapter 5 on "Building a Strong and Healthy Back" has been expanded to be more prescriptive, and several new stretches are now illustrated.
  • Chapter 12 on "AIDS and STDs" is heavily revised and reflect current advances in the pertinent literature.
  • A new feature in each chapter, "Sound Decision Making," emphasizes how college students can improve their own state of wellness. This feature follows Prochaska's Model of Behavior Change.
  • A new feature box, "Websites for Wellness," directs students to useful Internet sites to improve their own wellness, whether it be physical, mental, or spiritual/emotional. Each box concludes with critical thinking questions for students to think about what they find at each site. Many sites are assessment exercises.
  • The popular feature boxes -"Do's and Don'ts" and "Myth and Controversies"-- are now included in every chapter.
  • Nutrition tables have been added to Appendix.
  • The Wellness Directory in Appendix has been updated and expanded to include web addresses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Life Style Choices for Wellness.
Chapter 2. Becoming Physically Fit.
Chapter 3. Achieving Aerobic Fitness.
Chapter 4. Building Muscular Strength and Endurance.
Chapter 5. Flexibility and Back Health.
Chapter 6. Exercise-Related Injuries.
Chapter 7. The Wellness Diet.
Chapter 8. Body Composition and Managing Your Weight.
Chapter 9. Being Psychologically Well.
Chapter 10. Stress and Well-Being : Facing Life's Challenges.
Chapter 11. Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior.
Chapter 12. AIDS and STDs.
Chapter 13. Chronic Diseases.

Appendix A : Food Composition Tables.
Appendix B : Wellness Directory.

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