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Fitness for Life

ISBN-10: 0736046739
ISBN-13: 9780736046732
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Charles Corbin
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Description: Motivate students to- become informed consumers in matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness;- learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles;- learn lifelong fitness and physical activity concepts;- take  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Motivate students to- become informed consumers in matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness;- learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles;- learn lifelong fitness and physical activity concepts;- take personal responsibility for program planning and setting individualized goals;- recognize and overcome the barriers to reaching their activity and fitness goals;- use technology to promote healthy living and to separate fact from fiction; and- assess personal progress using a variety of tools, including FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM.Fitness for Life, the original and best-selling middle and high school text for teaching lifelong health and fitness, just got better. Authors Charles B. Corbin and Ruth Lindsey raised the bar several notches for middle and high school fitness texts, retaining the strengths from their previous edition and adding numerous new features and enhancements.So what's new?For starters, Fitness for Life is fully updated with increased emphases onpersonal responsibilityfor program planning,individualized goal setting, recognizing andovercoming barriersto regular exercise, andusing technologyto benefit physical fitness and health rather than detract from it. In addition, this text is supported by a comprehensivenew set of support materials, including detailed lesson plans, ready-to-use assessments and teacher resources, worksheets for creating student workbooks, videos, music, graphics packages, a Spanish-translation e-book on CD, and more. We've even added complete Web support through a new site that provides expanded information for students and teachers, allowing more in-depth coverage of topics of the teacher`s choice.Here's an overview of all the new features of Fitness for Life:New Book and Course Structure--New pedagogically sound format including lesson objectives that are consistent with state and national health and fitness goals-Chapter and unit structure consistent with school-year structureNew Text Features--Web icons in text to direct students to a variety of quality Internet resources on the Fitness for Life Web site (www.FitnessForLife.org)-New anatomical art designed to teach students the benefits of specific exercises-New content based on input from an experienced editorial board-Physical activity features that are fun and educational-"Taking Charge, " a feature that allows students to help one another learn self-management skills though active discussion-Self-assessments for each chapter-FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM assessments embedded in the self-assessment program-Extensive chapter review materialsIncreased Emphasis on Adapting Lifelong Healthy Behavior--A greater focus on teens' taking personal responsibility for their own fitness and physical activity, and showing them how to do so-New instruction on self-management skills that promote active and healthy behavior-A recognition of the barriers to regular exercise and how to overcome those barriers-Guidance on individualized goal setting-Ways to use technology to implement the course and help students improve their levels of fitnessNew Art and Design--New unit openers, adding more color to an already bright and attractive book-Extensive new art and photos that appeal to teen readers, including new anatomical art designed to teach students the benefits of specific exercisesEnhanced Teaching Aids--Fitness for Life Web site features additional content-Web icons in textbook flag content that can be explored in greater depth on the Web site-Highlighted lesson vocabulary with Spanish translations on the Web site-Extensive ancillary materials to facilitate teaching and student learning-Activity cards for exercise circuits and self-assessments-Vocabulary cards to help teach key concepts and termsWe have expanded the ancillaries to meet all the instructional needs of teachers. These ancillaries include Fitness for Life Lesson Plans, Fitn

Fitness and wellness for allp. 2
Safe and smart pysical activityp. 22
Benefits of physical activityp. 42
How much is enough?p. 60
Learning self-management skillsp. 76
Lifestyle physical activity and positive attitudesp. 90
Cardiovascular fitnessp. 102
Active aerobics and recreationp. 118
Active sports and skill-related physical fitnessp. 132
Flexibilityp. 154
Muscle fitness : basic principles and strengthp. 174
Muscle fitness : muscular endurance and general muscle fitness informationp. 200
Body compositionp. 220
Choosing nutritious foodp. 242
Making consumer choicesp. 260
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