Wellness Way of Life with Exercise Band

ISBN-10: 0077260716
ISBN-13: 9780077260712
Edition: 8th 2009
List price: $96.00
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Description: The purpose ofA Wellness Way of Lifeis to help you pursue your wellness potential by providing you with a road map for this exciting journey. The road map includes two essential components: (1) knowledge, and (2) tools for action. The authors have  More...

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List price: $96.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 9/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

The purpose ofA Wellness Way of Lifeis to help you pursue your wellness potential by providing you with a road map for this exciting journey. The road map includes two essential components: (1) knowledge, and (2) tools for action. The authors have sorted through the array of confusing and sometimes contradictory health information to provide information that is based on solid research. To make lifestyle changes, you need to take knowledge and move into action.A Wellness Way of Lifesets the stage for this by providing many useful tools for action so you can apply the information to your everyday life..

Gwen Robbins recently retired as the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology at Ball State University. She held academic rank in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science. Robbins earned her MA (physical education/biology) from Ball State University and an additional 45 hours in the area of Gerontology. She earned her BS (physical education/health/biology) from Indiana State University. Robbins was instrumental in the development of the nationally recognized fitness/wellness requirement at Ball State. She has given many national presentations and published several articles and book chapters about Ball State�s fitness/wellness program and assessment of this program. Robbins developed the 500-Yard Water Run, a cardiorespiratory endurance fitness test for non-swimming water exercisers, and the AquaCircuit, a pool circuit-training program. She has received honor awards from the Aquatic Council of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Robbins�s current research and in-demand presentations focus on the lifestyle changes of college students and university wellness course format and assessment..

Debbie Powers has been a faculty member at Ball State University since 1976. She is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science. Powers earned her MA in physical education at Ball State University and an additional 30 hours in Wellness Education. She received her BS in physical education from Indiana University. A former Division I college basketball player, Powers served as the head women's basketball coach at Ball State for five years. She has also taught physical education and coached at the high school level. Powers's teaching and research interests include wellness education, fitness, nutrition, and weight management. Powers assisted in the development of the nationally recognized fitness/wellness requirement at Ball State University, and she has given numerous national and regional presentations on the development, content, and assessment of this undergraduate core curriculum requirement. She has published articles and book chapters in the areas of basketball, assessment, and wellness.

Sharon Burgess has been a faculty member at Ball State University since 1976. She is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science. Burgess earned an MS in Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She received an MS in Sport Psychology/Motor Learning and a BS in Physical Education at Florida State University, where she was a nationally ranked distance runner. She was head women�s track and cross-country coach at Ball State for 8 years. Burgess�s teaching and research interests include fitness/wellness education and balance training/fall prevention in the elderly. Publications include book chapters on bicycling and aquatic exercise for people with disabilities. Burgess has made presentations nationally and internationally, including teaching large lectures, aerobics, and strength training. Honor awards include Outstanding Tenured Teacher in the School of Physical Education and the Leadership Recognition Award from the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance..

Understanding Wellness
Changing Behavior
Developing and Assessing Physical Fitness
Maximizing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Developing Flexibility
Developing Muscular Fitness
Exploring Special Exercise Considerations
Preventing Common Injuries and Caring for the Lower Back
Maximizing Heart Health
Coping with Stress
Eating for Wellness
Achieving a Healthy Weight
Preventing Cancer
Understanding Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease
Exploring Lifetime Wellness Issues

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