Health Reference: Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook, 5th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815351
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815353
  • DDC: 613.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new fifth edition provides updated information on physical activity for people of all ages and diverse fitness levels, including those with disabilities, chronic diseases, or other challenges. It describes ways to make exercise fun and offers suggestions for staying motivated and setting goals. Information on safety concerns, nutrition and hydration, and equipment needs is also included.

Table of Contents

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