Physical activity for health and fitness / Allen W. Jackson ... [et al.] - Champaign : Human Kinetics, 2004 - VIII, 367 p. : il. ; 28 cm



Preparing for the future is what school is all about. Unfortunately, many students fail to see the importance of establishing healthy lifestyle habits during these crucial years. While they work hard to ensure their future financial health, many young people mistakenly believe they can wait until they're older to worry about their physical and mental health. Physical Activity for Health and Fitness will help students make physical activity a priority today and throughout their lives. With the help of many interactive elements, this attractive, full-color textbook introduces important physical activity, health, and nutrition concepts that students will want to remember their entire lives, not just for a semester. Special elements include the following: Healthchecks-Quick questions that test students' learning comprehension. Key points-Information of special importance. Laboratories-Practical exercises that ask students to apply physical activity ideas in the book to their own lives.Physical Activity for Health and Fitness begins by presenting students with medical evidence showing that a lifetime of physical activity will improve their fitness and enhance their quality of life. They'll learn the importance of both cardiovascular and muscular fitness and discover how to develop healthy habits in these areas. Índice: Part I: Physical Activity and Fitness. Chapter 1.utrition. Chapter 6. Weight Control. Part III: Physical Activity and Health. Chapter 7. Cardiovascular Disease. Chapter 8. Musculoskeletal Health. Chapter 9. Cancer and Diabetes. Chapter 10. Pregnancy Chapter 11. Mental Health. Part IV: Lifetime Physical Activity, Health, and Fitness.


Medicina deportiva

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