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Physical Activity and Health, 4th Edition

  • Jerome Kotecki
  • ISBN-10: 128402587X
  • ISBN-13: 9781284025873
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

A Fully Revised and Updated Edition of a Comprehensive Physical Activity Text Physical Activity and Health: An Interactive Approach systematically covers the basic essentials of physical fitness and health. This student-friendly text is accessible to learners from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and presents key concepts in a clear and easy to identify format. Students will gain the ability to make fully-informed decisions about health and wellness and will be encouraged to commit to a lifelong fitness plan. The fully revised and updated fourth edition includes updated MyPlate and nutrition information, the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans, and revised sections on consumer health and reproductive anatomy New to this Edition Expanded coverage of epidemiology, risk factors, and preventative care My Physical Activity and Exercise Pyramid graphic which integrates the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the ACSM exercise guidelines for optimal health New art and graphics MyPlate 2010 US Dietary Guidelines and Healthy People 2020 Updated chapter on Consumer Health discussing health fraud, health literacy, understanding the health care system and more Expanded coverage of Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges New details on body fat distribution, abdominal obesity and its effect on destructive metabolic abnormities. Developing healthy sexual relationships and managing one’s fertility Revised unit on cardiovascular disease, cancer and STD’s as well a show to protect yourself and delay their onset


  • Highlighted chapter concepts make learning objectives clear and easy to absorb

  • Engaging real-life scenarios reinforce chapter content

  • Bolded key terms and glossary emphasize important vocabulary

  • Up-to-date nutrition and wellness information allow students to improve personal health and make informed decisions about their well-being

Table of Contents

Part One: Achieving Health Through Physical Activity
Chapter 1: The Physical Activity and Health Connection
Chapter 2: Understanding and Enhancing Health Behaviors
Chapter 3: Principles of Physical Fitness Development

Part Two: The Building Blocks of Fitness
Chapter 4: The Heart of Physical Fitness: Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Chapter 5: The Power of Resistance Training: Strengthening Your Health
Chapter 6: Focus on Flexibility: Stretching for Better Health

Part Three: Energizing and Supporting Your Body
Chapter 7: Optimal Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle
Chapter 8: Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Chapter 9: Achieving Optimal Bone Health

Part Four: Making Informed Decisions
Chapter 10: Mental Health and Coping with Stress
Chapter 11: Making Informed Decisions About Drug Use
Chapter 12: Consumer Health
Chapter 13: Developing Healthy Social and Intimate Relationships

Part Five: Protecting Your Health
Chapter 14: Protecting Your Cardiovascular System
Chapter 15: Reducing Your Cancer Risk
Chapter 16: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections

Appendix: A Injury Care and Prevention
Appendix: B Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)