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Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness, 14th Edition

  • Werner W.K. Hoeger
  • Sharon A. Hoeger
  • Amber L. Fawson
  • Cherie I. Hoeger
  • ISBN-10: 133709997X
  • ISBN-13: 9781337099974
  • 624 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2016, 2014, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Often imitated but never duplicated, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, challenges students to meet their personal fitness and wellness goals -- and perhaps teach others how to do the same. The 14th Edition emphasizes the importance of a fitness and wellness lifestyle. It includes behavior modification techniques through sensible approaches and provides a strong focus on the practical ways students can incorporate changes into their daily lives. Themes of personal values helps students make positive, permanent changes. Physical adaptations that occur with an active lifestyle are described in friendly language with ample visuals, and there are also numerous supporting features such as “FAQs,” "Personal Profiles," and "Behavior Modification Planning," all designed to highlight important practices. By the end of the course, students will feel proficient in creating a personal exercise program, making nutrition choices, and crafting an active lifestyle.


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

  • Inspiring Accounts: "Real Life Stories" in each chapter demonstrates 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" targets popular discussions on fitness and introduces students to the readings that follow.

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

  • Key to Wellness: New “Key to Wellness” boxes have been added as a continuous chapter feature to highlight key concepts for students.

  • 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.

Amber L. Fawson

Amber L. Fawson received her degree in English with an emphasis in editing for publication. Her 19 years of experience in publishing include roles as an Editorial Coordinator for BYU Studies, Assistant Editor for Cengage, and freelance writer and editor of tertiary education textbooks and workbooks. Amber is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has also coauthored seven textbooks of the Hoeger Fitness and Wellness series.

Cherie I. Hoeger

Cherie I. Hoeger received her degree in English with an emphasis in editing for publication. During the last 15 years, Cherie has been working as a freelance writer and editor; writing research and marketing copy for client magazines, newsletters, and websites; and contracting as a textbook copy editor for Cengage Learning (previously under Thomson Learning and the Brooks/Cole brand). She joined the Hoeger Fitness & Wellness book titles seven years ago as co-author on three of the textbooks.

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. Fitness Programming and Skill Fitness.
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

  • This edition has been visually recharged with a new, modern and stimulating layout. New visually compelling figures include Figure 1.4 on the leading causes of death by age; Figure 1.8 on choosing an active lifestyle; and Figure 9.7, a quick-reference flow chart that summarizes recommendations from chapters on cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training, in a two-page spread.
  • All chapters have been rethought and reorganized with new headings and enhanced introductory text. In particular, chapter 9 has been entirely reworked to act as a capstone to the chapters on cardio, strength, and flexibility, giving students complete confidence to write their own exercise programs.
  • The Hoeger focus on personal values is incorporated throughout the text, helping students create permanent lifestyle changes to fit their needs and priorities. For example, the new Lab 9A helps students consider their values when choosing mode and volume of exercise and daily physical activity.
  • Each chapter's contents have been extensively revised and updated according to recent advances and recommendations in the field, including information reported in the academic literature and at professional health, fitness, and sports medicine conferences.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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