Get Fit, Stay Well! (3e) : 9780321933959

Get Fit, Stay Well! (3e)

Hopson & Donatelle
 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780321933959
ISBN 10
 
0321933958
Published
 
03/01/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
512
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$147.99
 
 
 
Description
For the Fitness & Wellness Course

Motivate Students to Get Fit and Stay Well For Life


Get Fit, Stay Well! gives students the targeted, personalized guidance they need to get started, keep motivated, and approach the next level in their own fitness & wellness.

The Third Edition provides dynamic media, content that activates learning, and personalized approaches to fitness and wellness that students can apply for life. Maintaining the highly praised hallmarks of previous editions–integrated case studies, three-pronged labs, a fresh graphical approach, and extensive strength training and flexibility photos and videos–this edition further engages students by including vibrant GetFitGraphic infographics to inspire thinking and discussion.  QR codes in the book allow students to easily access exercise videos and fitness programs right on their smartphones. Instructors can track and assess student progress with the easy-to-use MasteringHealth.

Included with Get Fit, Stay Well!, MasteringHealth is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track and prepared for lecture.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program presents a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Get Fit, Stay Well! Third Edition will:
  • Personalize Learning with MasteringHealth: MasteringHealth coaches students through the toughest fitness and wellness topics. Engaging tools help students visualize, practice, and understand crucial content, from the basics of fitness to the fundamentals of behavior change.
  • Engage Students with Dynamic Tools: Online resources and a mobile website for personal fitness and wellness programs guide students through every chapter and encourage healthy changes.
  • Activate Learning with Real-world Fitness & Wellness Topics: A modern presentation of strength training as well as two new wellness programs brings fitness and wellness to life for students.
  • Encourage Behavior Change: Labs, case studies, and new tips for making healthy changes help students learn what they need to do to become fit and well for life.
  • Keep Students Motivated: New GetFitGraphics and reflection questions in the labs keep students on track.
Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering search for ISBN-10: 0321911849 /ISBN-13: 9780321911841. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321933958/ISBN-13: 9780321933959 and ISBN-10: 0321957393/ISBN-13: 9780321957399.

Mastering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
Table of contents
Chapter 1          Making Personal Wellness Choices and Changing Wellness Behaviors
Chapter 2          Understanding Fitness Principles
Chapter 3          Conditioning Your Cardiorespiratory System
Chapter 4          Building Muscular Strength and Endurance
Chapter 5          Maintaining Flexibility and Back Health
Chapter 6          Understanding Body Composition
Chapter 7          Improving Your Nutrition
Chapter 8          Managing Your Weight
Chapter 9          Managing Stress
Chapter 10        Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 11        Reducing Your Risk of Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases
Chapter 12        Reducing Your Risk of Cancer
Chapter 13        Avoiding Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction
Chapter 14        Reducing Your Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chapter 15        Maintaining Lifelong Fitness and Wellness

New to this edition
Personalize Learning with MasteringHealth

NEW! MasteringHealth for Get Fit, Stay Well! is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain course concepts. Specific features include:
  • Fitness and Wellness Coaching Activities guide students through key fitness concepts with interactive mini-lessons.
  • Reading Quizzes (20 questions per chapter) ensure that students have completed the assigned reading before class. 
  • 51 ABC News Videos bring fitness to life and spark discussion with up-to-date hot topics and include multiple-choice questions that provide wrong-answer feedback to redirect students to the correct answer. 
  • NutriTools Coaching Activities in the nutrition chapter allow students to combine and experiment with different food options and learn firsthand how to build healthier meals. 
  • MP3 Chapter Reviews focus on key chapter content and come with multiple-choice questions that provide wrong-answer feedback.  
  • Learning Catalytics provides open-ended questions students can answer in real time. Through targeted assessments, Learning Catalytics helps students develop the critical thinking skills they need for lasting behavior change. 
  • The Study Area is broken down into learning areas and includes videos, MP3s, practice quizzing, labs, and much more.

Engage Students with Dynamic Tools

  • QR codes placed near pertinent content make fitness mobile. Just scan the QR code with a reader on a smartphone or a tablet, and the device loads up the exercise video or sample program.
  • New Activate, Motivate & Advance fitness and wellness programs allow students to track their fitness and wellness anytime, anywhere with their mobile phone. Students simply select their program, track their progress, and access related tips. The programs can be accessed at: www.pearsonhighered.com/hopsonfitness

Activate Learning with Real-world Fitness & Wellness Topics

  • Two new wellness programs for yoga and nutrition are featured in the Third Edition. The yoga plan appears in the stress chapter (which already contains a meditation program). The nutrition plan appears in the nutrition chapter and complements MyPlate’s SuperTracker feature.
Encourage Behavior Change
  • Think!/Act Now! Timeline Tips offer coaching suggestions for behavior change. The timelines give students sample goals to integrate into their lives step-by-step.

Keep Students Motivated

  • A GetFitGraphic infographic in every chapter presents a thought-provoking topic in a visually stunning presentation. GetFitGraphics help students understand information effectively and provide a jumping off point for instructors to stimulate classroom discussions.
  • Reflection Questions appear at the end of the labs, asking students to reflect on the choices they made or their results from the assessments.
Features & benefits
Personalize learning with MasteringHealth

NEW! MasteringHealth for Get Fit, Stay Well! is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain course concepts. Specific features include:
  • Fitness and Wellness Coaching Activities guide students through key fitness concepts with interactive mini-lessons.
  • Reading Quizzes (20 questions per chapter) ensure that students have completed the assigned reading before class. 
  • 51 ABC News Videos bring fitness to life and spark discussion with up-to-date hot topics and include multiple-choice questions that provide wrong-answer feedback to redirect students to the correct answer. 
  • NutriTools Coaching Activities in the nutrition chapter allow students to combine and experiment with different food options and learn firsthand how to build healthier meals. 
  • MP3 Chapter Reviews focus on key chapter content and come with multiple-choice questions that provide wrong-answer feedback.  
  • Learning Catalytics provides open-ended questions students can answer in real time. Through targeted assessments, Learning Catalytics helps students develop the critical thinking skills they need for lasting behavior change. 
  • The Study Area is broken down into learning areas and includes videos, MP3s, practice quizzing, labs, and much more.
Engage Students with Dynamic Tools
  • NEW! QR codes placed near pertinent content make fitness mobile. Just scan the QR code with a reader on a smartphone or a tablet, and the device loads up the exercise video or sample program.
  • NEW! New Activate, Motivate & Advance fitness and wellness programs allow students to track their fitness and wellness anytime, anywhere with their mobile phone. Students simply select their program, track their progress, and access related tips. The programs can be accessed at: www.pearsonhighered.com/hopsonfitness
Activate Learning with Real-world Fitness & Wellness Topics
  • NEW! Two new wellness programs for yoga and nutrition are featured in the Third Edition. The yoga plan appears in the stress chapter (which also contains a meditation program). The nutrition plan appears in the nutrition chapter and complements MyPlate’s SuperTracker feature.
  • The most modern strength training presentation available includes photos of over 80 strength-training and flexibility exercises featuring actual college students, modern gym equipment, and options for students with limited access to equipment. Exercises are organized by muscles worked so that students can make apples-to-apples comparisons and determine which version of an exercise is the most appropriate for their individual needs. Exercises are also accompanied by orientation diagrams that show exactly which muscles are being worked.
  • More than 80 videos of strength-training and flexibility exercises are available in the MasteringHealth Study Area. Students can access additional instruction on their own time and have the ability to exercise from the comfort of their own homes.
  • A separate chapter on diabetes and other chronic diseases makes this text a valuable reference for fitness & wellness courses as it emphasizes today’s national health epidemics.
  • Diversity boxes address topics relevant to diverse student populations, acknowledging that age, race, gender, disability, and individual life circumstances can result in specific fitness and wellness needs. 
  • Chapter 15, Maintaining Lifelong Fitness and Wellness, is available as an additional chapter in the eText of MasteringHealth, so students can easily access it and plan for their lifelong fitness and wellness.
Encourage Behavior Change
  • A strong emphasis is placed on behavior change throughout the text. Think!/Act! features provide suggestions for immediate action and Tools for Change boxes provide tools for longer-term change. The Plan for Change labs ask students to write out an action plan for behavior change.
  • NEW! Think!/Act Now! Timeline Tips offer coaching suggestions for behavior change. The timelines give students sample goals to integrate into their lives step-by-step. 
  • Unique Case Studies presented in each chapter introduce a character who reflects the concerns, questions, and thought processes that students are likely to have themselves. Think!/Act! and Act Now! Questions at the end of the case studies encourage critical thinking and help students take action to apply healthy behavior changes to their own lives. 
  • Labs employ a unique three-pronged approach. The book includes three types of labs: 1) a skill-acquisition lab, 2) a self-assessment lab, and 3) an action-plan lab. The labs not only measure a student's current level of fitness/wellness, but also teach practical lifelong skills and encourage real behavior change. All labs are also assignable online in an interactive PDF format. 
  • Activate, Motivate & Advance fitness & wellness programs placed at the end of Chapters 2-5 and 7-9 are like having a personal trainer built into the book. Each program contains guidance on 3 parts of a fitness program: getting started, motivating to continue, and taking it to the next level. The customizable “pre-fab” programs and the related tracking features and technique videos on the mobile website make it easy to jump into a fitness behavior change project.
Keep Students Motivated
  • NEW! A GetFitGraphic infographic in every chapter presents a thought-provoking topic in a visually stunning presentation. GetFitGraphics help students understand information effectively and provide a jumping off point for instructors to stimulate classroom discussions.
  • A vibrant design and visual presentation is fresh, modern, and motivating. 
  • NEW! Reflection Questions appear at the end of the labs, asking students to reflect on the choices they made or their results from the assessments.
  • Q&A boxes investigate common questions and concerns students may have in relation to chapter topics. 
  • A pre- and post-course progress worksheet included at the beginning of the book and online allows students to assess their progress on key fitness/wellness assessments. 
Author biography

Janet L. Hopson is a full-time science writer who has written or co-authored nine books, including two popular nonfiction books on human pheromones and human brain development, and six textbooks on general biology for college and high school students. She teaches science writing at San Francisco State University and University of California Santa Cruz. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Missouri. She has won awards for magazine writing, and her articles have appeared in Smithsonian, Psychology Today, Science Digest, Science News, Outside, and others.

 

Dr. Rebecca J. Donatelle is an Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior Coordinator of the Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. She has a Ph.D. in Community Health/Health Education, a Master of Science degree in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Health/Physical Education and English. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. She teaches courses in Health Behaviors, Infectious Diseases, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, and Violence and Public Health, and has taught thousands of students in health-related fields over the years. As a researcher and behavioral scientist with an emphasis on intervention science, much of her work has focused on women’s health and the health of elderly populations. Her research has been published in numerous journals, and she has been a guest speaker and presenter at professional conferences throughout the country. Dr. Donatelle is also the author of the highly successful introductory health textbooks Access to Health and Health: The Basics, published by Benjamin Cummings.

 

Dr. Tanya R. Littrell is a full-time faculty member in Fitness Technology and Physical Education at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Littrell worked as a fitness director for many years before attending graduate school at Oregon State University, where she earned both a master’s degree in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology and a doctoral degree in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology. Dr. Littrell has been teaching lifetime fitness classes for undergraduates since 1998.