Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817265
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817265
  • DDC: 613.7
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Provides basic consumer health information about the elements of physical fitness, along with the various types of exercises, tips for starting and maintaining an exercise program, and strategies for avoiding injuries. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: The Health Benefits of Physical Activity.
2: Physical Activity Has Many Health Benefits.
3: Importance of Physical Activity.
4: Physical Activity and Disease Prevention.
5: Physical Activity and Mental Health.
6: Physical Activity for Healthy Weight.
7: Guidelines for Lifelong Physical Fitness.
8: Self-Reported Prevalence of Inactivity among Adults 50 Years and Older.
9: Understanding the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
10: Physical Fitness and Children.
11: Physical Fitness and Teenagers.
12: Promoting Physical Activity in Children and Teenagers.
13: Guidelines for Schools in Promoting Health and Fitness.
14: Physical Fitness and Adults.
15: Physical Fitness and the Elderly.
16: Start Moving.
17: Keep Active and Eat Healthy.
18: Ways to Add Physical Activity to Your Life.
19: Make a Fitness Plan and Stick with It.
20: Overcoming Barriers to Exercise.
21: Measuring Physical Activity Intensity and Physical Fitness.
22: Choosing Physical Fitness Partners.
23: Joining a Gym.
24: Personal Trainers and Equipment.
25: Exercise Basics.
26: Exercise and Physical Fitness.
27: Four Types of Exercises.
28: Step Aerobics.
29: Martial Arts.
30: Aquatic Exercise.
31: Walking and Hiking.
32: Bicycling.
33: Running.
34: Strength and Resistance Exercise.
35: Stretching and Flexibility Exercises.
36: Combined Exercise.
37: Mind–Body Exercise.
38: Fitness Safety.
39: Safe Physical Activity.
40: Workout Safety.
41: Nutrition and Exercise.
42: Preventing Sports Injuries.
43: Overtraining in Women and the Risk to Bone Health.
44: Exercising Safely Outdoors.
45: Physical Fitness for People with Health Conditions.
46: Introduction to Exercise with a Chronic Health Condition.
47: Physical Activity for People with Disabilities.
48: Physical Fitness for People Who Are Overweight.
49: Physical Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
50: Physical Fitness for People with Bone Disorders.
51: Physical Fitness for People with Asthma.
52: Physical Fitness for People with Diabetes.
53: Physical Fitness and Cancer.
54: Health and Wellness Trends.
55: Fitness and Exercise Trends.
56: Wellness or Fitness Tourism.
57: Online Fitness Training.
58: Fitness Wearables and Wearable Technology.
59: Additional Help and Information.
60: Glossary of Terms Related to Fitness and Exercise.
61: Directory of Fitness Resources.