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:
- Related online learning tools delivered through HKPropel offer 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 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.
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Primary textbook for undergraduate courses related to lifelong wellness, health, lifestyle management, and physical fitness.
Staying Healthy Through the Lifespan
New Perspectives on Wellness
Components of Wellness
What Are Functional Movement and Wellness?
Chapter 2. Functional Fitness and Movement Choices
Understanding Physical Activity Recommendations
Integrating Sedentarism, Physical Activity, and Exercise
Fitting Movement Into Everyday Life
Chapter 3. Successfully Managing Healthy Behavior Change
Are You Ready to Change?
Personalizing the Behavior Change Process
Goal Setting Revisited
Safety First: Getting Started With a Personal Movement Program
Chapter 4. Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Your Energy Needs: Supply and Demand
Evaluating Your Cardiorespiratory Function
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Benefits You
Your Plan to Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Safety First: Getting Started With Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Chapter 5. Muscular Fitness
Your Body Was Designed to Move
Assessing Muscle Capacity
Muscular Fitness Benefits Your Daily Life
Designing Your Program for Muscular Fitness
Analyzing Your Fitness Choices
Chapter 6. Flexibility, Neuromotor Fitness, and Posture
All About Flexibility
Mind the Stretch Reflex!
Neuromotor Exercise and Functional Fitness
Physiological Teamwork for Flexibility and Neuromotor Fitness
Preventing Low Back Pain
Functional Movement Training
Hams and Glutes
Chest and Front of Shoulder
Upper Back and Shoulders
Lats and Middle Back
Front of Upper Arm
Back of Upper Arm
Chapter 7. Body Composition
Body Composition Basics
Assessing Body Composition
Weight Status, Body Composition, and Your Risk of Chronic Disease
A Healthy Body Composition Benefits You—Today and in the Future!
Your Program to Manage Body Composition
Chapter 8. Fundamentals of Healthy Eating
Eating Well: Balanced and Clean
The Many Benefits of a Healthy Diet
Nutrition Recommendations and Resources
Chapter 9. Weight Management
Weight Management: Our Greatest Modern Health Challenge
Energy Balance Math
Weight Management Strategies
Daily Movement Is Essential to Weight Management
Psychological Concerns Regarding Weight Management
When Professional Help Is Needed
Chapter 10. Stress Management
The Contemporary Stress Experience
Common Stressors and Hassles of College Life
Key Stress-Management Strategies
Managing Stress Through Sleep
Social, Stressed, and Sleepless
Chapter 11. Remaining Free From Addiction
Types of Addictions
What Is Substance Abuse Addiction?
Chapter 12. Sexuality and Health
Sexuality as a Dimension of Health
Contraception and Birth Control Methods
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Reducing the Risks
Chapter 13. Reducing the Risks for Metabolic Syndrome
Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?
Evaluating Your Risk for Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Disease: Our Number One Killer
Prevention of CVD Starts Early in Life
Chapter 14. Reducing the Risks for Cancer
The Nature of Cancer
Who Gets Cancer?
Detection, Staging, and Treatment of Cancer
Causes of Cancer
Most Commonly Diagnosed Cancers
Chapter 15. Fitness and Wellness: Today and Beyond
Living Well Over the Life Span
Differences Between Physiological and Chronological Age
Approaches to Medicine
Finding Resources to Enhance Your Fitness and Wellness
Specific Wellness Concepts and SMART Goals Revisited
Healthy People 2030 and Beyond
Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life
Hams and glutes strengthening and stretching
Online Video Provides Real Life Context To Fitness And Wellness
All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.
Instructor guide. Includes chapter summaries, chapter objectives, class outlines, chapter review questions (and sample answers), suggested class project assignments, and a list of laboratory and learning activities that are included for students within HKPropel.
Test package. Contains 400 questions, sorted by chapter, in true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay, short-answer, and multiple-choice format. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Those assessments are automatically graded and student scores can be reviewed by instructors in the platform.
Chapter quizzes. Includes more than 150 questions, sorted by chapter, that instructors can use to gauge student comprehension. Each quiz can be assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The assessments are automatically graded and student scores can be reviewed by instructors in HKPropel.
Presentation package. Features more than 700 PowerPoint slides that highlight the most important concepts, illustrations, and tables from the book and that can be used for class discussion and presentation. Slides can be added, modified, or rearranged as needed.
Image bank. Includes most of the photos, illustrations, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.
Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Fitness and Wellness this includes lab activities, video clips of 48 exercises demonstrating proper exercise technique, learning activities, and chapter quizzes. The chapter quizzes (assessments) may be directly assigned to students and are automatically graded with scores displayed in HKPropel. The lab modules and study activities may also be assigned and tracked to monitor student participation and understanding.