Designed for students with little or no background in developing a personal fitness programme, this text emphasizes health-related components of fitness, including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition. The text integrates concepts with applications, and how they combine to affect an individual's overall level of fitness.
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Includes new information on creatine and herbal supplementation helping students to make informed choices outside of the classroom.
Reflects the latest thinking on fluid replacement emphasizing the importance of fluid replacement during exercise, so students learn how to correctly avoid potential hazards of incorrect exercise safety.
Discusses the new exercise phenomenons including elliptical trainer and kick boxing so students make informed choices while assembling a fitness program, becoming a fitness consumer, and continuing a fitness regimen.
Lists 5-7 reviewed web sites relevant to each chapter enabling students to take their studies beyond the classroom with these author-approved sites.
Updates all exercise safety information and illustrations to include the latest information, providing a current example of proper fitness techniques to promote a safe and effective fitness program
Features an updated and significantly expanded list of references reflecting the current research and serving as a significant resource for further study on key issues and topics.
Highlights, summarizes, and provides quick reference to important information with special boxes'Fit Lists, Health Links, and Safe Tips.
Includes more than 20 Lab Activities, assisting the user in evaluating a number of personal measures of fitness as well as providing guidelines for increased health.
Defines key terms in margin boxes helping build a working vocabulary of concepts, terms, and principles necessary for understanding, beginning, and maintaining any fitness program.
Uses clear and professional photographs of individuals from a range of fitness levels to provide an excellent visual guide to the proper execution of exercises, stretches and activities.
William E. Prentice, Ph.D., PT, ATC, Professor, Coordinator of Sports Medicine Specialization Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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