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Title:
Physical activity for health and fitness
Author:
Jackson, Allen W.
Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
viii, 367 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780880115995
Format :
Book

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Central Library RA781 .P564 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

An attractive, interesting text for undergraduate students in freshman-level wellness courses, emphasizing the importance of cardiovascular and muscular fitness and developing healthy habits right now. Explores the connection between sedentary living and serious ailments such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, and explains the beneficial effects of exercise. Special features include brief sidebars on health and fitness issues, key points, lab exercises with worksheets, chapter summaries, and color diagrams and photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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This colorful, appealing, and informative book is easily understandable and efficiently laid out. Aiming to help students make physical activity a priority throughout their entire lives, it introduces important activity, health, and nutrition concepts and techniques. Chapters are logically identified in four sections, and progress from theory to practical application. Stimulating scenarios at the start of each chapter relate "real life" experiences to the content of the rest of the chapter. Especially valuable are the discussions of the relationship of physical activity to the specific topic within each chapter. The text includes "Highlighted Definitions," "Key Points," "Health Checks," "Key Terms," and chapter summaries. Recommended for college professors teaching undergraduate students new to the physical fitness field. K. Poole; University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Credits
Part I Physical Activity and Fitness
Chapter 1 The Physical Activity, Health, and Fitness Connection
Chapter 2 Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Chapter 3 Muscular Fitness
Part II Physical Activity and Weight Control
Chapter 4 Obesity
Chapter 5 Nutrition
Chapter 6 Weight Control
Part III Physical Activity and Health
Chapter 7 Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 8 Musculoskeletal Health
Chapter 9 Cancer and Diabetes
Chapter 10 Pregnancy
Chapter 11 Mental Health
Part IV Lifetime Physical Activity, Health, and Fitness
Chapter 12 Healthy Aging
Chapter 13 Leading a Physically Active Life
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors

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