Fit to Be Well: Essential Concepts offers simple, workable approaches for being healthy and fit that can easily be integrated into a student’s lifestyle and schedule. It encourages students to improve their eating habits and incorporate healthier foods into their diet; increase their level of physical activity; keep their body composition and weight at a healthy level; increase their self-esteem and create a more positive self-image; and reduce stress. Each chapter contains easy-to-follow guidelines to help students modify their lifestyle behaviors and make responsible decisions.
A student lab manual is included at the back of the book at no additional cost! By adding self-assessments and related labs to each of the chapters, this text becomes an interactive guide to building and implementing a fitness program that will work with a student’s individual needs and schedules.
New to the Third Edition
- Healthy People 2020 and MyPlate
- Exercising in the heat, cold, air pollution, and at high altitude
- Cross-training and interval-training
- How to overcome excuses for not exercising
- The FITT formula for designing an effective exercise program
- Walking techniques, how to gauge walking speeds, and pedometers
- For a complete list of updates, download the full Transition Guide.
Resources: Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a Test Bank
Student Companion Website: Interactive Flashcards, Practice Quizzes, Crossword Puzzles, an Interactive Glossary, and Web Links.
- What’s the Word contains target terms and offer simple, clear definitions for terms of interest.
- The Inside Track provides quick and easy guides to important information.
- Tipping Point gives helpful hints and tips that explain to students how to manage their own fitness and healthy lifestyle program.
- Knowledge Check provides multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter, which test students’ knowledge of the information covered in the text.
- Modern Modifications provide a list of simple suggestions related to that chapter’s topic. Each of these suggestions is specifically intended to be easily absorbed into students’ daily routines. The strategies are realistic and take into consideration “real life” obstacles.
- Critical Thinking gives students a chance to apply what they learned in each chapter. Questions and scenarios about the work that they will do and the goals they want to achieve will bring about some critical thoughts. This will help students assimilate what they learn and apply it to their daily lives.
- Going Above and Beyond provides a perfect opportunity for students to take their research one step further. Complete bibliographies and Web sites are included so that students can learn more about topics of interest to them.
- Time Outs explore topics of interest to students such as energy production, fad diets, and ethnic diets.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction to Wellness, Health, and Fitness
- Chapter 2 Health Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise
- Chapter 3 Changing to a Healthy Lifestyle
- Chapter 4 Preparing for Physical Activity and Exercise
- Chapter 5 Cardiorespiratory Fitness
- Chapter 6 Increasing Flexibility
- Chapter 7 Increasing Muscular Strength and Endurance
- Chapter 8 Nutrition
- Chapter 9 Body Composition and Body Fatness
- Chapter 10 Stress Management
- Chapter 11 Making Informed Decisions
About the Author(s)
Alton L. Thygerson, EdD, FAWM-Brigham Young University was born and raised in Texas where as a high school senior he won the Texas State 100-yard and 220-yard dashes. He attended BYU on an athletic scholarship and was a conference champ in the 100-yard dash. As of 2006 he has taught a total of 43 years: BYU, Chabot College (CA), and Cambell Union High School Disctrict (CA). His five sons have all gone into a health or safety related field. He has authored over 40 books for various organizations such as--the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), National Safety Council, Wilderness Medical Society, American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Thygerson has also authored 1,200 Deseret News weekly articles.
Steven M. Thygerson, PhD, MSPH is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University. Prior to his appointment at BYU, he worked for 9 years in various occupational and environmental health settings, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a researcher, Eastman Kodak Company as the site industrial hygienist and safety engineer and most recently at the Workers Compensation Fund as the Senior Safety and Health Consultant. Steve is now excited to train students in occupational safety and health systems and programs in order to provide a safer workplace for people throughout the world. Steve is affiliated with national associations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Society of Safety Engineers. He received his B.S. in Zoology from BYU, his MSPH from the University of Utah and his Ph.D. in environmental health from Colorado State University. He is also certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene (CIH). His wife Adrianne is a graduate of BYU in conservation biology. Together, they have 4 children: Jakob, Tanner, McKinley and Anders. Hobbies include hiking, camping, skiing, rock climbing, golfing, home projects and geocaching.