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Fitness for Life 6th Edition With Web Resources-Cloth

Fitness for Life 6th Edition With Web Resources-Cloth

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    Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is the award-winning text that continues to set the standard for teaching personal fitness (fitness education) at the high school level. It will help students become physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. This classic, evidence-based book will guide students in becoming informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness, taking responsibility for setting individualized goals, and making their own plans for active living. To accomplish this overarching goal, they learn a variety of self-management skills, including self-assessment. The program is based on established educational theory as outlined in the online teacher’s guide.

    Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, helps students in these ways:

    • Become physically literate individuals as defined by SHAPE America.
    • Meet the national, state, and local grade-level standards and outcomes developed by SHAPE America for physical education and fitness education.
    • Meet college and career readiness standards by learning and using critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
    • Meet national physical activity guidelines of the USDHHS, exercise prescription guidelines of ACSM, and health goals of Healthy People 2020.
    • Use the HELP philosophy of promoting health for everyone with an emphasis on lifetime activity and healthy lifestyles designed to meet personal needs.
    • Use the Stairway to Lifetime Fitness concept, created by author Chuck Corbin, to encourage higher-order learning (move from dependence to independence).
    • Use the Physical Activity Pyramid, created by the authors, to help students understand the FITT formula and benefits of the major types of physical activities.
    • Become informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness and other healthy lifestyles (e.g., good nutrition and stress management).
    • Learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles.
    • Perform self-assessments, including all tests in the Fitnessgram battery and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
    • Take personal responsibility for setting individualized goals and personal program planning.
    • Develop a love for lifetime fitness activities.
    • Benefit from the expertise of internationally renowned authors and educators Charles B. “Chuck” Corbin and Guy C. Le Masurier and contributing author and educator Karen McConnell.

    Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is available in print and digital formats, including an interactive iBook for iPads plus other e-book formats that students can use across a variety of platforms.

    Through Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, students will be able to do the following:

    • Assess their own fitness and other health and wellness factors to determine personal needs and assess progress resulting from healthy lifestyle planning
    • Use Taking Charge and Self-Management features to learn self-management skills (e.g., goals setting, self-monitoring, self-planning) for adopting healthy lifestyles.
    • Learn key concepts and principles, higher-order information, and critical thinking skills that provide the basis for sound decision making and personal planning.
    • Do reading and writing assignments as well as calculations that foster college and career readiness.
    • Try out activities that are supported by lesson plans offered in the teacher web resources and that can help students be fit and active throughout their lives.
    • Take part in real-life activities that show how new information is generated by using the scientific method.
    • Become aware of and use technology to learn new information about fitness, health, and wellness and learn to discern fact from fiction.
    • Use the web and the unique web icon feature to connect to relevant and expanded content for essential topics in the student web resource.
    • Use other features such as fitness quotes, consumer corner, Fit Facts, and special exercise features (including exercise and self-assessment videos) that promote higher-order learning.
    • Use the chapter-ending review questions to test their understanding of the concepts and use critical thinking and project assignments to meet educational standards, including college and career readiness standards.

    Table of Contents

    Unit I. Building a Foundation
    Chapter 1. Fitness, Health, and Wellness for All
    Chapter 2. Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle and Self-Management Skills
    Chapter 3. Goal Setting and Program Planning

    Unit II. Becoming and Staying Physically Active
    Chapter 4. Getting Started in Physical Activity
    Chapter 5. How Much Is Enough?
    Chapter 6. Skill Learning and Injury Prevention

    Unit III. Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity
    Chapter 7. Moderate Physical Activity
    Chapter 8. Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    Chapter 9. Vigorous Physical Activity

    Unit IV. Muscle Fitness and Flexibility
    Chapter 10. Muscle Fitness Basics
    Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness Applications
    Chapter 12. Flexibility

    Unit V. Healthy Choices
    Chapter 13. Body Composition
    Chapter 14. Physical Activity Program Planning
    Chapter 15. Making Good Consumer Choices

    Unit VI. Wellness Perspective
    Chapter 16. Choosing Nutritious Food
    Chapter 17. Stress Management
    Chapter 18. Making Choices and Planning for Health and Wellness

    Unit VII. Moving Through Life
    Chapter 19. Strategies for Active Living
    Chapter 20. The Science of Active Living
    Chapter 21. Lifelong Activity



    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at

    Fitness for Life offers students and teachers an array of supporting resources.

    In addition, Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is available in digital as well as print formats. Students and teachers can use e-books in a variety of platforms, in combination with the student and teacher web resources, to interact with the material. The Interactive iBooks Version is also available for students.

    For students, web resources include the following:

    • Video clips that demonstrate the self-assessments in each chapter
    • Video clips that demonstrate the exercise in selected chapters
    • Worksheets (without answers)
    • Review questions from the text presented in an interactive format so students can check their level of understanding
    • Vocabulary flip cards and other essential interactive elements from the iBook edition
    • Expanded discussions of topics marked by web icons in the text

    Teacher web resources include the following:

    • An introduction that describes the body of knowledge and pedagogical foundations behind Fitness for Life as well as the evidence supporting its effectiveness
    • Daily lesson plans, including five lessons per chapter (two classroom plans and three activity plans)
    • Worksheets (with answers)
    • Premade chapter and unit quizzes with answers
    • Activity cards and task cards
    • Presentation package of slides with the key points for each lesson
    • A test bank that teachers can use to make their own quizzes if they prefer