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Get Fit, Stay Fit

ISBN-10: 0073376566
ISBN-13: 9780073376561
Edition: 5th 2009
Authors: William Prentice
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Description: This brief, user-friendly text is designed for students with little or no background in developing a personal fitness program. Topics covered inGet Fit, Stay Fitinclude principles of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance,  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 9/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This brief, user-friendly text is designed for students with little or no background in developing a personal fitness program. Topics covered inGet Fit, Stay Fitinclude principles of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, limiting body fat, and nutrition. Key points have been emphasized to explain why certain aspects of physical fitness should be important to individuals, and how to become an informed consumer of physical fitness equipment and services.

William E. Prentice, Ph.D., PT, ATC, Professor, Coordinator of Sports Medicine Specialization Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Getting Fit: Why Should You Care?
Creating A Healthy Lifestyle
Starting Your Own Fitness Program
Developing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Improving Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Power
Increasing Flexibility Through Stretching
Limiting Your Body Fat Through Diet and Exercise
Eating Right
Practicing Safe Fitness
Becoming A Wise Consumer Epilogue: Now Do You See Why You Should Care About Getting Fit?
Dietary Reference Intakes: Recommended Levels for Individual Intake from the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine—National Academy of Sciences
Food Composition Table LABS Lab Activity
Importance of Physical Fitness Lab Activity
Daily Fitness Schedule Lab Activity
Your Personal Stress Inventory Lab Activity
Health Style: A Self-Test Lab Activity
Medical History Questionnaire Lab Activity
Planning for a Physical Activity Program Lab Activity
Calculating Target Heart Rate Lab Activity
The Rockport Fitness Walking Test Lab Activity
Cooper’s 12.Minute Walking/Running Test Lab Activity
Push-Ups Lab Activity
Bent-Knee Sit-Ups Lab Activity
Muscular Endurance Test Lab Activity
Trunk Flexion Lab Activity
Trunk Extension Lab Activity
Shoulder Lift Test Lab Activity
Nutritional Knowledge Survey Lab Activity
Assessing Your Nutritional Habits Lab Activity
l7.Day Diet Analysis Lab Activity
Calculating Body Mass Index (BMI) Lab Activity
Calculating Percent Body Fat Using Skinfold Measurements Lab Activity
Determining Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Lab Activity
Calculating Caloric Expenditure Lab Activity
Calculating Caloric Intake Lab Activity
Worksheet for Estimating Caloric Balance

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