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Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness, 13th Edition

  • Werner W.K. Hoeger
  • Sharon A. Hoeger
  • ISBN-10: 1305251075
  • ISBN-13: 9781305251076
  • 624 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2012, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 13th Edition challenges students to meet their personal fitness and wellness goals, and perhaps teach others to do the same. Fully updated by fitness experts Hoeger and Hoeger, this text emphasizes behavior modification through sensible approaches and provides a strong focus on the practical ways students can incorporate changes into in their daily lives. Chapters are written in a student-friendly tone with supporting features such as "My Profile," "Behavior Modification Planning," and “FAQs,” all designed to highlight important practices. PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 13th Edition also offers interactive learning tools such as exercise videos, online labs, and self-assessments that bring topics to life and help students maintain their new healthy lifestyles. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections at


  • Healthy Habits: A focus of all Hoeger fitness and wellness texts, “Behavior Modification Planning” delivers practical tips on how to replace existing habits with those that boost fitness and wellness.

  • Inspiring Accounts: "Real Life Stories" in each chapter demonstrate the many strategies students followed on the road to making positive health changes, as well as the hurdles they cleared along the way.

  • Topical FAQs: Starting out each chapter, "Frequently Asked Questions" target popular discussions on fitness, and introduce students to the readings that follow.

  • Practical Problems: "Critical Thinking" questions ask students to apply wellness concepts to issues they will face in life or on the job, and develop realistic solutions.

  • Active Learning: Choose from the largest variety of labs available in a fitness text, each complete with activities suitable for the classroom or homework. Students can tear out the perforated pages or complete online using MindTap™ interactive software.

About the Author

Werner W.K. Hoeger

Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators). A former Winter Olympian and All-American athlete, Dr. Hoeger developed many of the popular fitness assessment tools in use today, including the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests. Recipient of the Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship at Boise State, and a renowned expert and lecturer, Dr. Hoeger continues to be active in the areas of exercise physiology, physical fitness, and wellness. He has published 65 editions of his fitness and wellness titles, including the Cengage texts FITNESS & WELLNESS, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS & WELLNESS, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS, WELLNESS: GUIDELINES FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, and WATER AEROBICS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS.

Sharon A. Hoeger

Sharon A. Hoeger is Vice President of Fitness and Wellness, Inc. in Boise, Idaho, and holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University. Co-author of five Cengage texts, Mrs. Hoeger researches current scientific information for revisions and develops accompanying interactive software applications -- innovations that set the standard for fitness and wellness software today. The Hoeger husband-and-wife team has been working, innovating, and training together for four decades.

Table of Contents

1. Physical Fitness and Wellness.
2. Behavior Modification.
3. Nutrition for Wellness.
4. Body Composition.
5. Weight Management.
6. Cardiorespiratory Endurance.
7. Muscular Fitness: Strength and Endurance.
8. Muscular Flexibility.
9. Skill Fitness and Fitness Programming.
10. Stress Assessment and Management Techniques.
11. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease.
12. Cancer Prevention.
13. Addictive Behavior.
14. Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections.
15. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness.

New to this edition

  • NEW MindTap™ Coursemode: Energize your coursework with handy online tool. MindTap™ combines your instructor’s personalized content with readings, videos, labs, activities, and quizzes and creates a single learning path to make studying interactive and more productive!
  • Updated Topics: Get up to date with the latest facts, research, and advances in health, including discussions on cardiovascular disease, life expectancy, health care costs, drug use, sedentary lifestyle effects, exercise therapy benefits, 2014 fitness trends, and many more.
  • Muscle Matters: An all-new chapter on Muscular Fitness gives you the latest industry knowledge on strength and endurance, as well as maintaining the general health of the body’s muscular system.


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