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Higher Education

Physical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 5th Edition

  • Jerome Kotecki
  • ISBN-10: 1284102300
  • ISBN-13: 9781284102307
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Physical Activity & Health, Fifth Edition assists and encourage students in developing a personalized physical activity and health plan based on information gleaned from the latest scientific evidence and research. The text uses a distinct interactive approach that instills confidence in students to improve their health and well-being. Through its clear and systematic coverage of the essentials of personal health and fitness, Physical Activity & Health equips students with the information, skills, and practical know-how to gain control of their health. With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Physical Activity and Health Connection
Chapter 2: Understanding and Enhancing Health Behaviors
Chapter 3: Principles of Physical Fitness Development
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
Chapter 7: Optimal Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle
Chapter 8: Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Chapter 9: Achieving Optimal Bone Health
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
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)

New to this edition

  • “Assess Yourself” workbook activities have been incorporated into the text and are included in Navigate 2 as writable PDFs
  • “Where Am I?” boxes provide students with the opportunity to assess their readiness to change using the Stages of Change behavior change model
  • “The Me I Want to Be” boxes encourage students to construct a personal action plan while also measuring the reader’s level of self-efficacy
  • Revised statistics and data incorporated throughout the text reflect the current state of physical activity and health status in the U.S and around the world