Concepts of Physical Fitness Active Lifestyles for Wellness

ISBN-10: 0073376396
ISBN-13: 9780073376394
Edition: 15th 2009
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List price: $69.67
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Concepts of Physical Fitness: Active Lifestyles for Wellnessprovides readers with self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This well established text uses a proven conceptual format, brief concepts rather than chapters, to provide information in a useful and concise way, and is organized to focus on "process" or lifestyle changes with early coverage of planning so students can apply the concepts immediately...

Charles B. “Chuck” Corbin, PhD,is currently professor emeritus in the department of exercise and wellness at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and is the senior author, sole author, contributor to, or editor of more than 80 books, including the 5th edition of Fitness for Life(winner of the TAA’s Texty Award), the 14th edition of Concepts of Physical Fitness (winner of the TAA’s McGuffey Award), and the 7th edition of Concepts of Fitness and Wellness. His books are the most widely adopted high school and college texts in fitness and wellness. Dr. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health and wellness promotion, and youth physical fitness. He has presented keynote addresses at more than 40 state AHPERD conventions, made major addresses in more than 15 countries, and presented numerous named lectures (Cureton, ACSM; Hanna, Sargent, and Distinguished Scholar, NAKPEHE; Prince Phillip, British PEA; and Weiss and Alliance Scholar, AAHPERD). He is past president and a fellow of AAKPE, a fellow in the NASHPERDP, an ACSM fellow, and a lifetime member of AAHPERD. Among his awards are the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award (President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports—PCPFS, National Jaycees), AAHPERD Honor Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, the COPEC Hanson Award, and the Distinguished Service Award of the PCPFS. Dr. Corbin was named the Alliance Scholar by AAHPERD and the Distinguished Scholar of NAKPEHE. He is a member of the advisory board of Fitnessgram and was the first chair of the science board of the PCPFS and the NASPE Hall of Fame. In 2009 Dr. Corbin was chosen for the Gulick Award, the highest award of AAHPERD.

William R. Corbin is a recognized expert in health and wellness. He is well published in the areas of behavioral medicine and addictive behaviors, with expertise in high-risk behaviors. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia and completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. Corbin completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Texas in Austin. He is currently an assistant professor and the Director of Clinical Training at Yale University. Corbin’s longitudinal research, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), focuses on the relationship between alcohol use and other high-risk behaviors (i.e., drug use, unsafe sexual practices, and aggression) during adolescence and early adulthood. Corbin also conducts experimental research on the effects of alcohol on cognition and behavior and is actively involved in alcohol prevention with college students. Corbin is an experienced teacher in the areas of health psychology, clinical psychology, and addictive behaviors.

Lifestyles for Health, Wellness, and Fitness
Health, Wellness, Fitness, and Healthy Lifestyles: An Introduction
Self-Management and Self-Planning Skills for Health Behavior Change
An Introduction to Physical Activity
Preparing for Physical Activity
The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?
The Physical Activity Pyramid
Lifestyle Physical Activity: Being Active in Diverse Environments
Cardiovascular Fitness
Active Aerobics, Sports, and Recreational Activities
Flexibility and Stretching Exercises
Muscle Fitness and Resistance Exercises
Physical Activity: Special Considerations
Body Mechanics: Posture, Questionable Exercises, and Care of the Back and Neck
Performance Benefits of Physical Activity
Nutrition and Body Composition
Body Composition
Nutrition
Managing Diet and Activity for Healthy Body Fatness
Stress Management
Stress and Health
Stress Management, Relaxation, and Time Management
Making Informed Choices
Recognizing Quackery: Becoming an Informed Consumer
Toward Optimal Health and Wellness: Planning for Healthy Lifestyle Change

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