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Title:
Good sports : plain talk about health and fitness for teens
Author:
Simon, Nissa.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Crowell, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
ix, 118 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Basic health and fitness information includes nutrition and exercise tips, as well as a section on sports injuries.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780690049022

9780690049046
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Book

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Basic health and fitness information includes nutrition and exercise tips, as well as a section on sports injuries.


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Basic health and fitness information includes nutrition and exercise tips, as well as a section on sports injuries.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-10. Whether sports are used to respond to a psychological urge to compete or simply to feel more physically fit and have fun, getting the most from them is easier when the body's response to exercise is understood. Exercise physiology is, therefore, where Simon turns first in her helpful, two-part guide. After some concise information about aerobic conditioning, "the foundation for all sports," she discusses exercise--stretching, cooling down, warming up--and explains the basics of building endurance and strength. She also considers how nutrition can influence performance and suggests a sample carbohydrate diet. In section two she focuses on sports injuries, describing some of the more common ones before taking a look at how weather and drug use factor into pursuing sports safely. An informative manual, with a little bit about quite a lot. No documentation; glossary appended; an index and illustrations to be included. ~--Stephanie Zvirin


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-12-- A thorough, concise treatment of training techniques and methods of physical conditioning as they apply to both casual and serious teen athletes. Simon deals with the basic concepts of fitness and training, including cardiovascular and muscle endurance and strength, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, a fairly extensive treatment of nutrition as it relates to sports, stretching, and sports psychology. The second section addresses specific physical problems and injuries, their treatment and prevention, as well as coping with weather and the issue of drug use by athletes. Throughout the book, Simon stresses safety and caution while building endurance and promoting health. Her clear writing style is further enhanced by a glossary. Direct those who need a broader treatment of scientific data for the ``weekend athlete,'' as well as an expansion of Simon's material, to Maximum Sports Performance (Random, 1985) by James Fixx. Serious athletes will want to consider Rolf Wirhed's Athletic Ability (Harmony, 1984), which has detailed drawings to analyze the various movements used in sports and the effects of stretching, flexibility training, weight training, and injury on the athlete's anatomy. --Joyce Adams Burner, formerly at Spring Hill Middle School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 7-10. Whether sports are used to respond to a psychological urge to compete or simply to feel more physically fit and have fun, getting the most from them is easier when the body's response to exercise is understood. Exercise physiology is, therefore, where Simon turns first in her helpful, two-part guide. After some concise information about aerobic conditioning, "the foundation for all sports," she discusses exercise--stretching, cooling down, warming up--and explains the basics of building endurance and strength. She also considers how nutrition can influence performance and suggests a sample carbohydrate diet. In section two she focuses on sports injuries, describing some of the more common ones before taking a look at how weather and drug use factor into pursuing sports safely. An informative manual, with a little bit about quite a lot. No documentation; glossary appended; an index and illustrations to be included. ~--Stephanie Zvirin


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-12-- A thorough, concise treatment of training techniques and methods of physical conditioning as they apply to both casual and serious teen athletes. Simon deals with the basic concepts of fitness and training, including cardiovascular and muscle endurance and strength, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, a fairly extensive treatment of nutrition as it relates to sports, stretching, and sports psychology. The second section addresses specific physical problems and injuries, their treatment and prevention, as well as coping with weather and the issue of drug use by athletes. Throughout the book, Simon stresses safety and caution while building endurance and promoting health. Her clear writing style is further enhanced by a glossary. Direct those who need a broader treatment of scientific data for the ``weekend athlete,'' as well as an expansion of Simon's material, to Maximum Sports Performance (Random, 1985) by James Fixx. Serious athletes will want to consider Rolf Wirhed's Athletic Ability (Harmony, 1984), which has detailed drawings to analyze the various movements used in sports and the effects of stretching, flexibility training, weight training, and injury on the athlete's anatomy. --Joyce Adams Burner, formerly at Spring Hill Middle School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.