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Anybody's Guide to Total Fitness - Text Only

Anybody's Guide to Total Fitness - Text Only - 8th edition

Anybody's Guide to Total Fitness - Text Only - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780757528330

ISBN10: 0757528333

Edition: 8TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.
International: No

ISBN13: 9780757528330

ISBN10: 0757528333

Edition: 8TH 06

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Living and enjoying life to its fullest is a wonderful goal. Fitness is a way of life that allows your students to function and perform at their best. It's a harmonic balance of prescribed exercise, healthy eating habits, preventative health care, effective stress management, and a common-sense lifestyle. Your students' level of fitness helps determine the quality of their life.

Len Kravitz presents information based on sound physiological principles and research. With a minimal investment of time, students can follow these concepts and create a fitness plan that will help them obtain the most from their life.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Attitude Check
Personal Health Inventory
Health and Fitness Evaluation List
Your Personal Fitness Contract
Are You Ready to Exercise?
Estimating Your Target Zone
Aerobic Efficiency
Step Test
1.5-Mile Run Test
Rockport Fitness Walking Test
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Abdominal Strength and Endurance Test
Upper Torso Strength and Endurance Test
Sit-and-Reach Test
Pinch Test for Body Fat
Anatomical Skinfold Sites
Skinfold Nomogram
Target Body Weight
Waist-to-Hip Ratio
Caloric expenditure Chart
Estimating Your Caloric Needs Physical Activity Log
Daily Food Diary
Welcome to a Healthy Way of Life About the Author


Starting Out
What Exercise Will Do for You
Stickin¿ to It!
Tips for Exercise Success
Five Key Components of Fitness
Energy for Exercise
On Your Mark, Get Set... Wait!
How Fit Are You?
Aerobic Efficiency
Muscular Strength and Endurance Flexibility
Body Composition The "S.P.O.R.T." Principle
The Formula for Aerobic Fitness Heart Rate Monitoring
Perceived Exertion
Finding Your Pulse
All about Strength, Function, and Core
The Ten Commandments of Strength Training


Training Tips
Maximize Your Results, Minimize Your Risks
Twelve Most Common Exercise Mistakes
In Case of Injury
Common Aerobic Injuries
Guide to a Better Back
Healthy Back Tips
Five Exercises for a Healthy Back


Fitness Gear and Where to Train
In Search of the Perfect Aerobic Shoe
How to Choose a Health Club Creating a Home Gym
Finding the Right Instructor


Let¿s Work Out
Warm up First
First off: Active Start
Aerobics: The Main Event
Stepping Up
Stepping Safety
Aerobic Kickboxing:
A Knockout Punch
Body Conditioning Workouts Chest, Shoulder, and Arm Developers
For a Stable Core:
The Excellent Eight
Thighs, Hips, and Buttocks
Inner Thigh Extras
Super Sculpturing with Weights
A Circuit Workout
Power Sculpturing Exercise
Power Sculpturing Workout
Stability Ball Training
Stretch Right 95 Stretching Tips
Yoga for Mind, Body, and Spirit


Contemporary Health Issues
The Balanced Eating Plan
Components of a Well-Balanced Diet
Diet Guidelines
Healthy Eating Tips
The Chocolate Fallacies
Food Guide Pyramid
Reading Food Labels
Weight Management
Factors Influencing Obesity
High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Debating the Diet Wars
Fat Burner Supplements Flame Your Health Risk
Ten Strategies for Weight-Loss Success
Substance Abuse
Other Drugs
Stress Maintenance
Stress Release Breathing Intervention
Technology to Technostress
Avoiding Burnout
The Seven Energy Bolsters
Creative Problem-Solving
Time Management Tips
Be a Great Communicator


Fitness Facts and Fiction
Frequently Asked Questions
General Health
Weight Management
Sixteen Exercise Myths
Fitness Trivia Quiz
Health Trivia Quiz
Answers to Fitness Trivia Quiz
How Did You Do?
Answers to Health Trivia Quiz
How Did You Do?
The Muscle System
Muscle and Exercise Chart
Examples of Opposing
Muscle Groups
ACSM Position Stand on Quantity and Quality of Exercise