Concepts of Fitness and Wellness With Laboratories

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Brown & Benchmark Publishers, 1994 - Health & Fitness - 464 pages
[TofC cont.] Preventing other health threats through life-style change; Leisure, recreation, and effective time management; Planning for wellness and healthy life-styles -- Labs -- Appendices. This textbook is intended for an introductory college-level course dedicated to promoting healthy life-styles that result in optimal fitness and wellness. [It] is dedicated to providing information about a wide variety of healthy life-styles in addition to those covered in [the authors'] fitness book. This ... book contains information about disease prevention (sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, and other ... diseases related to life-style) as well as information concerning destructive behaviors such as use of tobacco and alcohol, and drug misuse and abuse. But [it also] includes concepts on health promotion and the positive life-styles that can enhance quality of life ... [The book] is for teachers and students who want more than a fitness book. -Pref.

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Contents

Physical Fitness and Regular Exercise
8
Exercises for Posture and Care of the Neck
17
The Health Benefits of Fitness and Exercise
20
Preparing for Exercise
34
How Much Exercise Is Enough?
44
Cardiovascular Fitness
54
Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
68
Flexibility
77
Use and Abuse of Other Drugs
286
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases
294
2A A Physical Activity Questionnaire
L-1
4A Physical Activity Readiness
L-7
6B Evaluating Cardiovascular Fitness L13
L-13
7B Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercises L19
L-19
Evaluating Muscular Strength and Power L25
L-25
12B Circuit Resistance Training for Endurance L31
L-31

Stretching Exercises
86
Muscular Strength and Power
97
Muscular Endurance
116
Strength and Muscular Endurance
123
Body Composition
148
Controlling Body Fatness
164
IV
171
Posture and Care of the Neck
189
Exercise Cautions
207
Exercise Adherence
219
Planning for Physically Active Living
227
Nutrition
242
Stress Management and Relaxation
255
Becoming an Informed Consumer
267
Toward a Quality
275
Keeping Records for Fat Control L37
L-37
16A Evaluating Posture L43
L-43
Preventive and Therapeutic Exercises
L-49
Planning Your Personal Exercise Program L55
L-55
Assessing Personal Wellness L61
L-61
22A Nutrition Analysis L63
L-63
23A Evaluating Your Stress Level L69
L-69
24A Evaluating Fitness Literature and Devices L75
L-75
Use and Abuse of Other Drugs L81
L-81
Planning for LifeStyle Change L87
L-87
Calories of Protein Carbohydrates and Fats
A-7
F Royal Canadian XBX and 5BX Programs A15
A-15
Credits
R-21
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