Chapter 1. Staying Healthy and Well Throughout Life
Chapter 2. Functional Fitness and Movement Choices
Chapter 3. Successfully Managing Healthy Behavior Change
Chapter 4. Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Chapter 5. Muscular Fitness
Chapter 6. Flexibility, Neuromotor Fitness, and Posture
Chapter 7. Body Composition
Chapter 8. Fundamentals of Healthy Eating
Chapter 9. Weight Management
Chapter 10. Stress Management
Chapter 11. Remaining Free From Addiction
Chapter 12. Sexuality and Health
Chapter 13. Reducing the Risks for Metabolic Syndrome
Chapter 14. Reducing the Risks for Cancer
Chapter 15. Fitness and Wellness: Today and Beyond
With content targeted specifically toward the college-age population, Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life With Web Study Guide presents evidence-based physical and mental health guidance to point students toward healthy choices that will develop into healthy lifestyles.
Authors Carol K. Armbruster, Ellen M. Evans, and Catherine M. Laughlin have more than 80 years of combined health and wellness professional experience, the majority of which has focused on the college population. This enables them to present the material in a contemporary manner that is easily relatable and understood by students.
Relevant information on topics such as cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching, nutrition, weight management, stress management, substance abuse and addiction, and sexual health will start students on the path to developing a healthy mind and body, which can lead to a better quality of life. Additionally, because Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life emphasizes behavior modification to develop desired habits, students are armed with the tools they need to make healthy lifestyle changes—for both the present and future:
- A web study guide offers 48 video clips and practical learning activities to provide real-life context to the material
- Behavior Check sidebars help students integrate health and wellness concepts into their daily lives
- Now and Later sidebars encourage students to consider how their actions today will affect them in the future
- The Functional Movement Training section shows exercises to strengthen specific muscles and explains their importance for common activities
- Infographics, evidence-based tables, and figures illustrate and reinforce key concepts so they are easy to understand
The companion web study guide offers students the unique opportunity to engage directly with the content and practice the exercises and strategies presented. Lab activities for each chapter will guide students in completing individual assessments, setting goals, and identifying the pros and cons of modifying their behavior. Video clips of 48 exercises demonstrate proper exercise technique, and additional learning activities and quizzes gauge student comprehension of the content.
In addition, students will benefit from learning aids such as key terms, a glossary, and review questions for each chapter. Instructors will benefit from an abundance of online ancillaries: a presentation package plus image bank, test package, chapter quizzes, and an instructor guide that includes chapter summaries, chapter objectives, class outlines, sample answers to the chapter review questions, and suggested class project activities.
The primary goal of Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life is to provide a personal, evidence-based tool to help students embrace living well. They will learn how to make healthy choices and positive behavior changes to lead and sustain healthier, happier, and more productive lives, now and in the future.