Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher's Guide

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Human Kinetics, 2011 - Education - 339 pages
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Research shows direct links between regular physical activity, good health, and improved cognitive performance. Your students will receive those benefits when you incorporate the latest edition of this best-selling text into your physical education curriculum.

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher's Guide is a practical, field-tested tool that provides teachers with strategies to emphasize health-related fitness while maintaining all the components of their existing programs. It also guides teachers in developing effective new fitness education programs.

This new edition is based on up-to-date research, current NASPE standards, and the new 2010 National Physical Activity Guidelines. It includes

-updated health-related fitness concepts and expanded discussions on teaching principles and training concepts;

-enhanced information on assessment, nutrition, inclusion, and goal setting;

-examples for applying the material in real-world physical education settings; and

-ready-to-use instructor resources, including a presentation package and a test package.

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness guides you in teaching fitness concepts through enjoyable activities and shows you how to use fitness testing as an educational and motivational tool. It provides an in-depth look at physical activity behavior, motivation, and training principles; it also presents aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition as they relate to your teaching. It also examines exercise protocols and outlines strategies for curriculum development that serves a variety of needs.

The text can stand alone or be used with the Physical Best Activity Guides for the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Each of the activity guides comes with a CD that supplies worksheets, charts, and many other educational tools.

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness is the text for NASPE Physical Best specialist and instructor certification workshops. Physical Best is also designed to complement Fitness for Life resources (health-related fitness knowledge and activities for students K-12) and the Fitnessgram(R)/Activitygram(R) fitness and physical activity assessment.

Use Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness to update your curriculum with cutting-edge information and to infuse new life into your physical education program--which will have a healthy impact on the lives of your students, both now and far into their future.


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01 NASPE PI ch1 1_12
02 NASPE ch2 13_36
03 NASPE ch3 37_50
04 NASPE ch4 51_68
05 NASPE PII ch5 69_92
06 NASPE6 93_112
07 NASPE ch7 113_126
08 NASPE ch8 127_144
10 NASPE 10 165_184
11 NASPE 11 185_204
12 NASPE PIV ch12 205_222
13 NASPE ch13 223_236
14 NASPE ch14 237_254
15 NASPE App A 255_290
16 NASPE Apps B_F 291_316
17 NASPE bm 317_340

09 NASPE PIII ch9 145_164

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SHAPE America -- Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly AAHPERD) -- is the largest organization of physical educators in the country, with close to 20,000 members. SHAPE America created the first-ever K-12 physical education national standards; developed the Let's Move in School public awareness campaign to increase physical activity before, during, and after school; and originated the Shape of the Nation Report, which reviews the status of physical education across the United States. Among its many partners, SHAPE America works with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the American Heart Association, The Cooper Institute, First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

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