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The right moves : a girl's guide to getting fit and feeling good
Schwager, Tina, 1964-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., 1998.
Physical Description:
vi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Explains how girls can achieve total fitness by focusing on three broad areas: developing a positive self-image, choosing nutritious foods, and exercising regularly.
General Note:
Includes index.
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RA777.25 .S39 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Young Adult

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Author Notes

Tina Schwager, P.T.A., A.T.,C., is a certified athletic trainer who works with teens in sports and fitness programs
Michele Schuerger works in advertising and was a competitive figure skater for many years

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. This useful addition to the self-help genre is both cheerleader and resource, providing valuable advice and information for the teen years. Using an upbeat tone, the authors address the topics of self-esteem, diet, and exercise. Quizzes, quotes, facts, and suggestions break up the extensive text and keep readers engaged. The comprehensive and well-researched guide promotes a healthy, positive lifestyle, not only through useful tips but also through annotated lists of further reading and resources, from professional groups to cookbooks and Web sites. Emphasis is placed on the benefits of exercise: an extensive section on different sports and activities describes what they entail and to whom they might appeal; safety concerns are addressed; and sports opportunities and organizations for the disabled are noted. The authors provide important information on eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and too much exercise, stressing the importance of moderation. Acknowledging that change is a gradual process, this support-system-in-a-book encourages young women to set realistic goals and effectively provides the means to do so. --Shelle Rosenfeld

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-A useful guide to total fitness. Schwager and Schuerger focus on three broad areas for teenage girls who would like to improve their looks and health: developing a positive self-image, choosing nutritious foods, and exercising regularly. Utilizing humorous line drawings, the authors offer many positive suggestions for ways for youngsters to believe in themselves and develop a mental edge to help them attain their goals. When read cover to cover, the text flows smoothly and logically; many readers, however, will also enjoy skimming sections to find the information they need at the moment. The authors make nutrition interesting with suggestions that are easy to implement into busy schedules, emphasizing that teens who deny themselves their favorite foods or binge regularly are bound to fall into disastrous eating patterns. Add these good nutrition habits to regular, fun exercise, and you complete a package of overall health, energy, and glowing looks for girls who are on the go and full of life. Libraries can't go wrong with this book.-Susan R. Farber, Ardsley Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
What Are the "Right Moves"?p. 6
How to Use This Bookp. 8
Part 1 Pump Yourself Upp. 9
Quiz: Why Eat Right and Exercise?p. 10
Answersp. 11
1 Building Self-Esteemp. 13
The Role of the Mediap. 14
What Is Beauty?p. 15
Raising Your Self-Esteemp. 17
Self-Esteem Resourcesp. 20
2 Staying Positivep. 22
Why Think Positive?p. 22
Handling Pubertyp. 26
Setting Goalsp. 29
3 Be Good to Yourselfp. 34
A Dozen Ways to Pamper Yourselfp. 34
4 Visualize Itp. 38
How to Relax and Visualizep. 39
Visualization Scriptp. 41
Part 2 Food Is Your Fuelp. 43
Quiz Nutrition 101p. 44
Answersp. 46
Your Scorep. 49
5 Food for Thoughtp. 50
Ten Reasons to Eat Rightp. 51
6 How to Eat Rightp. 54
Why Eat?p. 54
Seven Steps to Eating Rightp. 56
7 Your Road Map to Healthy Eatingp. 70
The Food Guide Pyramidp. 71
How Many Servings?p. 75
Going Vegetarianp. 77
The Vegetarian Food Guide Pyramidp. 80
Resources for Vegetariansp. 81
8 Ready to Read Labels?p. 83
The Front of the Food Packagep. 84
The Side or Back of the Food Packagep. 84
Label-Reading Know-Howp. 85
Label-Reading Quizp. 90
9 The Skinny on Fat-Free Junk Foodsp. 93
10 Food Makeovers That Fit Your Social Lifep. 97
Dining Outp. 98
Hanging Outp. 99
Fast Foodp. 100
At the Moviesp. 102
Going Out for Ice Creamp. 102
At the Mallp. 102
Partiesp. 103
The School Cafeteriap. 103
Picnics and Barbecuesp. 104
Holidays and Family Gatheringsp. 105
11 Overhaul Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating at Homep. 107
Resources for Cooksp. 110
Shopping Smartp. 112
12 Diet Is a Four-Letter Wordp. 115
Fifteen Reasons to Say No to Dietsp. 116
13 Battling Eating Disordersp. 122
Anorexia Nervosap. 123
Bulimia Nervosap. 125
Compulsive Overeating Disorderp. 128
Compulsive Exercisingp. 130
Talk It Outp. 131
Call for Helpp. 131
Part 3 Bodies in Motionp. 133
Quiz Test Your Fitness IQp. 134
Answersp. 136
Your Scorep. 139
14 What Does Fitness Really Mean?p. 140
Your Unique Body Typep. 140
Endurancep. 144
Strengthp. 145
Flexibilityp. 145
Body Compositionp. 146
If You Have a Disabilityp. 147
15 A Fitness Plan That Fits Youp. 151
Ten Questionsp. 152
16 Cross-Training Funp. 156
How Cross-Training Got Its Startp. 156
Why Cross-Train?p. 156
Cross-Training Means Fewer Injuriesp. 157
Getting Startedp. 157
Three Steps to Cross-Training Funp. 159
17 Why Sweating Is Coolp. 164
Tips for a Sweat-Healthy Workoutp. 165
18 Gearing Up to Get Movingp. 171
Choosing a Workout Outfitp. 171
Selecting Athletic Shoesp. 172
Hair Strategiesp. 176
Skin Carep. 176
Tunes That Move Youp. 177
Magazines That Go the Distancep. 177
19 Vroom Vroom: Warming Upp. 178
Physical Preparationp. 178
Mental Preparationp. 179
Injury Preventionp. 179
Warm-Up Basicsp. 179
20 Head-to-Toe Flexibilityp. 182
Types of Stretchingp. 182
Limber Upp. 183
21 The Agony and the Blissp. 188
Muscle Sorenessp. 188
Sports Injuriesp. 190
Preventing Sports Injuriesp. 197
22 Pros and Cons of Your Workout Optionsp. 200
Aerobicsp. 201
Balletp. 203
Bikingp. 205
Boxingp. 207
Cheerleadingp. 209
Dancingp. 211
Exercise Videosp. 212
Gymnasticsp. 213
Hikingp. 215
Horseback Ridingp. 217
Ice-Skatingp. 220
In-Line Skatingp. 221
Martial Artsp. 224
Playingp. 226
Racquet Sportsp. 228
Running/Joggingp. 230
Skiingp. 232
Snowboardingp. 235
Strength Trainingp. 237
Swimmingp. 240
Team Sportsp. 242
Thrill (or Extreme) Sportsp. 247
Track and Fieldp. 252
Walkingp. 255
Yogap. 257
The Last Wordp. 262
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 265
About the Authorsp. 273