Fitness Information for Teens, 4th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815866
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815865
  • DDC: 613.7
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This updated fourth edition includes information about the developing body, the components of fitness, and making and maintaining a fitness plan. It discusses exercise fundamentals and activities for team athletes and individuals; addresses sports safety concerns and nutrition challenges; and offers suggestions for overcoming obstacles.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Your Body and the Components of Fitness.
1: What Is Fitness?.
2: Physical Activity and Its Importance.
3: Meeting Your Muscles.
4: Bone Health.
5: Your Heart and Lungs.
6: Teen Nutrition.
7: Weighty Issues.
8: Mental Wellness.
9: Sleep Is Important for Fitness.
Making and Maintaining a Fitness Plan.
10: Tips for Getting Started on a Path to Fitness.
11: Fitness Guidelines for Children and Adolescents.
12: A Formula for Fitness.
13: Choosing the Right Type of Physical Activity.
14: Health Clubs and Fitness Friends.
15: Selecting a Fitness Facility.
16: Exercise Caution before Spending Money on Fitness Products.
Exercise Fundamentals.
17: Kinds of Exercise.
18: Cardiovascular (Cardio) Exercise.
19: Start Running.
20: Calisthenics.
21: Strength Training.
22: Stretching.
23: Pilates.
24: Yoga.
25: Measuring Exercise Intensity.
Activities for Team Athletes and Individuals.
26: Choosing the Right Sport for You.
27: Activities for Teens Who Don't Like Sports.
28: Baseball and Softball.
29: Basketball.
30: Bicycling and Indoor Cycling.
31: Football.
32: Frisbee.
33: Golf.
34: Gymnastics, Cheerleading, and Ballet.
35: Martial Arts.
36: Skating: Inline Skating and Skateboarding.
37: Soccer.
38: Tennis, Table Tennis, and Volleyball.
39: Walking and Hiking.
40: Water Sports.
41: Winter Sports.
Sports Safety.
42: Fitness Safety Tips.
43: Safety Tips for Runners.
44: Helmets.
45: Clothes and Shoes for Workout Comfort and Safety.
46: Increasing Activity Safely.
47: Sports-Related Concussions: What Youngsters Need to Know.
48: Tips for Exercising Safely in Adverse Weather.
49: Foods and Drinks for Physical Activity.
Overcoming Obstacles to Fitness.
50: Maintaining Fitness Motivation.
51: You Can Be Active at Any Size.
52: Sports Injuries.
53: Exercise Suggestions for People with Asthma.
54: Exercise Suggestions for People with Diabetes.
55: Overtraining Syndrome and Compulsive Exercise.
56: Female Athlete Triad: Three Symptoms That Mean Trouble.
57: Steroids and Other Performance Enhancers Are Risky.
Health and Wellness Trends.
58: Fitness and Exercise Trends.
59: Wellness or Fitness Tourism.
60: Online Fitness Training.
61: Digital Health and Fitness Wearables.
If You Need More Information.
62: The President's Challenge.
63: Resources for More Information about Fitness.
64: Resources for More Information about Specific Sports and Activities.