Total Fitness and Wellness (8e) : 9780134988436

Total Fitness and Wellness (8e)

Powers & Dodd
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For courses in Health and Fitness.

Total Fitness and Wellness gives students a solid foundation in fitness and wellness, while providing them with the tools they need to make healthy behavioral changes and lifestyle choices. The easy-to-use text provides students with a clear learning path through practical fitness information they can incorporate into their lives.

The 8th Edition presents current research and topics of student interest such as eating disorders, stress-management strategies, barefoot running, Pilates, diabetes and pre-diabetes, ergogenic dietary supplements, at-home fitness equipment, antioxidants, and emotional health.
Table of contents
  • 1 Understanding Fitness and Wellness
  • 2 General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness
  • 3 Cardiorespiratory Endurance: Assessment and Prescription
  • 4 Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • 5 Improving Flexibility
  • 6 Body Composition
  • 7 Creating Your Total Fitness and Wellness Plan
  • 8 Nutrition for Health and Fitness
  • 9 Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
  • 10 Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
  • 11 Stress Management
  • 12 Special Considerations Related to Exercise and Injury Prevention
  • 13 Cancer
  • 14 Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • 15 Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Answers to Study Questions
  • Nutritive Value of Selected Foods and Fast Foods
Features & benefits
  • Expanded coverage of non-traditional workouts and modifications for special populations ensure all students and fitness levels are included.
  • Steps for Behavior Change focus students on evaluating their own behaviours (e.g., Are you a fast food junkie? Are you reluctant to strength train? Do you protect your skin from UV light?) and present them with practical steps they can take to make meaningful behavior change.
  • Integration of fitness assessment lab material throughout the book aligns the assessments with the topics they are relevant to.
  • Coaching Corner gives students practical fitness and wellness advice and strategies to help them put their changes into action.
Student supplements