Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness

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Cengage Learning, Sep 16, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga -- to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more -- Cengage Learning offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Cengage Learning Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. Offering the latest information for obtaining and maintaining wellness, WATER AEROBICS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, Fourth Edition, provides students with guidelines, exercises, and examples to develop a water aerobic program. The text includes unique chapters on fitness assessment, nutrition, and weight management as well as hundreds of illustrations to promote a healthy fitness and wellness program. The use of this text in your course will provide an excellent resource guide to all participants.
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Contents

Why Water Aerobics?
1
Fitness Assessment
9
Water Aerobics Fitness Programming
29
Shallow Water Exercise
49
Deep Water Exercise
87
Nutrition for Wellness
105
Weight Management
117
Appendices
139
Index
145
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Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson has completed a great deal of research in the area of water fitness and has used that expertise to complete several, reputable publications. These include publications for MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT, JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, and NATIONAL AQUATIC JOURNAL. She also has a strong background in intramural programs, having been the Director of Intramural Recreation at Boise State University for 11 years. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University and has been with the department for the past 21 years. All of this experience contributes to her ability to effectively discuss and present the topics of water aerobics and personal wellness.

Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University, and fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. The 2004 recipient of the Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship in the College of Education at Boise State University, Dr. Hoeger continues to research and lecture on exercise physiology, physical fitness, and wellness. In addition to PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, Dr. Hoeger has published several Cengage Learning texts, including Fitness and Wellness, Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness, Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness, Wellness: Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle, and Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness (with Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson). Dr. Hoeger is a former luge runner and Winter Olympian, and renowned fitness and wellness innovator. He developed many popular fitness assessment tools in use today, such as the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests.

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