Fitness for Life

ISBN-10: 0736066764
ISBN-13: 9780736066761
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $25.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 3/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.66" tall
Weight: 2.684

This new edition features an increased emphasis on personal responsibility for programme planning, overcoming barriers & technology. There are new support materials, including detailed lesson plans, ready-to-use assessments & teacher resources, videos, music, graphics packages & much more.

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.

Contributors
Getting Started
Fitness and Wellness for All
Starter Workout
Fitness for Life
Self-Assessment: Exercise Basics
Fitness Through Physical Activity
Taking Charge: Making Self-Assessments
Self-Management Skill: Learning to Self-Assess
Health- and Skill-Related Fitness Stunts
Chapter Review
Safe and Smart Physical Activity
Fitness Games
Getting Ready
Self-Assessment: FITNESSGRAM 1-Strength and Muscular Endurance
Physical Activity and Injury
Taking Charge: Building Self-Confidence
Self-Management Skill: Building Self-Confidence
Safe Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review
Benefits of Physical Activity
Cooperative Games
Health and Wellness Benefits
Self-Assessment: Healthy Back Test
Healthy Back and Good Posture
Taking Charge: Reducing Risk Factors
Self-Management Skill: Reducing Risk Factors
Back Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review
Becoming and Staying Physically Active
How Much Is Enough?
Line Exercise
How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?
Self-Assessment: Assessing Your Posture
How Much Fitness Is Enough?
Taking Charge: Choosing a Good Activity
Self-Management Skill: Choosing Appropriate Activities
Circuit Workout
Chapter Review
Learning Self-Management Skills
Fitness Trail
Learning Self-Management Skills
Self-Assessment: FITNESSGRAM 2-Body Composition and Flexibility
Goal Setting
Taking Charge: Setting Goals
Self-Management Skill: Goal Setting
Elastic Band Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review
Lifestyle Physical Activity and Positive Attitudes
School Stepping
Activities for a Lifetime-Choices From the Pyramid
Self-Assessment: Walking Test
Attitudes
Taking Charge: Building Positive Attitudes
Self-Management Skill: Building Positive Attitudes
Walking for Wellness
Chapter Review
Physical Activity Pyramid: Level 2 Activities
Cardiovascular Fitness
Aerobic Dance Routine
Cardiovascular Fitness Facts
Self-Assessment: Cardiovascular Fitness-Step Test and Mile Run
Building Cardiovascular Fitness
Taking Charge: Logging Your Activities
Self-Management Skill: Learning to Self-Monitor
Cardiovascular Fitness: How Much Activity Is Enough?
Chapter Review
Active Aerobics and Recreation
Step Aerobics
Active Aerobics
Self-Assessment: FITNESSGRAM 3-Cardiovascular Fitness, Flexibility, and Strength
Active Recreation
Taking Charge: Finding Social Support
Self-Management Skill: Finding Social Support
Jogging: Biomechanical Principles and Guidelines
Chapter Review
Active Sports and Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Orienteering
Skills and Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Self-Assessment: Assessing Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Active Sports
Taking Charge: Building Performance Skills
Self-Management Skill: Building Performance Skills
The Sports Stars Program
Chapter Review
Physical Activity Pyramid: Level 3 Activities
Flexibility
Jump and Stretch Routine
Flexibility Facts
Self-Assessment: Arm, Leg, and Trunk Flexibility
Improving Flexibility
Taking Charge: Building Intrinsic Motivation
Self-Management Skill: Building Intrinsic Motivation
The Basic 10: Flexibility Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review
Muscle Fitness: Basic Principles and Strength
Partner Resistance Exercises
Muscle Fitness Basics
Self-Assessment: Determining Your Modified 1RM and Grip Strength
Building Strength
Taking Charge: Preventing Relapse
Self-Management Skill: Preventing Relapse
Fundamentals of Weight and Resistance Training
Chapter Review
Muscle Fitness: Muscular Endurance and General Muscle Fitness Information
Homemade Weights
Improving Muscular Endurance
Self-Assessment: Muscular Endurance
Muscle Fitness
Taking Charge: Managing Time
Self-Management Skill: Time Management
Muscular Endurance Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review
Healthy Choices
Body Composition
Your Exercise Circuit
The Facts About Body Composition
Self-Assessment: Skinfold Measurements and Height-Weight Charts
Controlling Body Fatness
Taking Charge: Improving Physical Self-Perceptions
Self-Management Skill: Improving Physical Self-Perceptions
Muscle Fitness Exercises With Resistance Machines
Chapter Review
Choosing Nutritious Food
Jollyball
A Healthy Diet
Self-Assessment: Body Measurements
Making Food Choices
Taking Charge: Saying "No"
Self-Management Skill: Saying "No" to Overeating
Cooperative Aerobics
Chapter Review
Making Consumer Choices
Continuous Rhythmical Exercise
Health and Fitness Quackery
Self-Assessment: Reassessing Body Composition, Flexibility, and Strength
Evaluating Health Clubs, Equipment, Media, and Internet Materials
Taking Charge: Learning to Think Critically
Self-Management Skill: Learning to Think Critically
Active Learning: Isometric Exercise Circuit
Chapter Review
Wellness and Personal Program Planning
A Wellness Perspective
Cooper's Aerobics
All About Health and Wellness
Self-Assessment: Reassessing Cardiovascular Fitness and Muscular Endurance
Self-Assessment: Wellness
Healthy Lifestyles and Environments
Taking Charge: Thinking Success
Self-Management Skill: Thinking Success
Your Health and Fitness Club
Chapter Review
Stress Management
Frisbee Golf
Facts About Stress
Self-Assessment: Identifying Signs of Stress
Managing Stress
Taking Charge: Controlling Competitive Stress
Self-Management Skill: Controlling Competitive Stress
Relaxation Exercises for Stress Management
Chapter Review
Personal Program Planning
Exercising at Home
Program Planning
Self-Assessment: Evaluating Your Personal Program
Staying Fit and Active
Taking Charge: Overcoming Barriers
Self-Management Skill: Overcoming Barriers
Performing Your Plan
Chapter Review
Glossary
Index

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