Fitness for Life: Middle School
Human Kinetics, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 127 pages
Fitness for Life: Middle School provides a foundation for students to be physically active and fit throughout their whole lives. This middle school version of the award-winning high school text Fitness for Life meets the new NASPE National Physical Education Standards and state standards, and it is an ideal companion to the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM assessment program. This book includes everything that made the original Fitness for Life one of the most widely used and respected high school texts. In addition, Fitness for Life: Middle School follows the IDEA formula:
In Fitness for Life: Middle School, students follow the recommendations of the Physical Activity Pyramid to perform the correct amounts and kinds of activities. They also learn these skills:
Fitness for Life: Middle School is coauthored by Charles Corbin, a world-renowned expert in teaching lifetime fitness; Guy Le Masurier, who was an editor for Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and who coauthored the Children's Physical Activity Guidelines for NASPE; and Dolly Lambdin, a nationally recognized leader in the field.
The text includes 18 lessons organized into 9 chapters. The lessons guide students in developing the skills they need in order to enjoy physical activity and explore the topics of body composition and nutrition, aerobics, sports, recreation, flexibility, and muscle fitness. The final chapter focuses on how to develop a healthful, active living. Each chapter includes the following elements:
There are other features throughout the book:
Fitness for Life: Middle School not only sets the stage for high school by exposing middle-schoolers to a variety of developmentally appropriate and fun physical activities, but it also helps prepare them for a lifetime of health and fitness.
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Learning Skills for Enjoying Physical Activity
Lifestyle Physical Activity
2 Benefits of Active Aerobics
Active Sports and Recreation
Muscle Fitness Exercises
Body Composition Physical Activity
Physical Activity and Nutrition