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Fitness and Wellness Ebook With HKPropel Access

Fitness and Wellness Ebook With HKPropel Access

A Way of Life

$97.00 USD


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    With content targeted specifically toward the college-age population, Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life With HKPropel Access presents evidence-based physical and mental health guidance to point students toward healthy choices that will develop into healthy lifestyles.

    Authors Carol K. Armbruster, Ellen M. Evans, and Catherine M. Laughlin have more than 80 years of combined health and wellness professional experience, the majority of which has focused on the college population. This enables them to present the material in a contemporary manner that is easily relatable and understood by students.

    Relevant information on topics such as cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching, nutrition, weight management, stress management, substance abuse and addiction, and sexual health will start students on the path to developing a healthy mind and body, which can lead to a better quality of life. Additionally, because Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life emphasizes behavior modification to develop desired habits, students are armed with the tools they need to make healthy lifestyle changes—for both the present and future:
    • Related online learning tools delivered through HKPropel offer 48 video clips and practical learning activities to provide real-life context to the material
    • Behavior Check sidebars help students integrate health and wellness concepts into their daily lives
    • Now and Later sidebars encourage students to consider how their actions today will affect them in the future
    • The Functional Movement Training section shows exercises to strengthen specific muscles and explains their importance for common activities
    • Infographics, evidence-based tables, and figures illustrate and reinforce key concepts so they are easy to understand
    The online activities in HKPropel offer students the unique opportunity to engage directly with the content and practice the exercises and strategies presented. In addition to the 48 exercises demonstrating proper exercise technique, lab activities for each chapter will guide students in completing individual assessments, setting goals, and identifying the pros and cons of modifying their behavior. The labs may be assigned by instructors and tracked within HKPropel, and chapter quizzes (assessments) that are automatically graded may also be assigned to gauge student comprehension of the content.

    The primary goal of Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life is to provide a personal, evidence-based tool to help students embrace living well. They will learn how to make healthy choices and positive behavior changes to lead and sustain healthier, happier, and more productive lives, now and in the future.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.


    Primary textbook for undergraduate courses related to lifelong wellness, health, lifestyle management, and physical fitness.

    Chapter 1. Staying Healthy and Well Throughout Life

    Staying Healthy Through the Lifespan

    New Perspectives on Wellness

    Components of Wellness

    What Are Functional Movement and Wellness?


    Chapter 2. Functional Fitness and Movement Choices

    Understanding Physical Activity Recommendations

    Integrating Sedentarism, Physical Activity, and Exercise

    Fitting Movement Into Everyday Life


    Chapter 3. Successfully Managing Healthy Behavior Change

    Are You Ready to Change?

    Personalizing the Behavior Change Process

    Goal Setting Revisited

    Safety First: Getting Started With a Personal Movement Program


    Chapter 4. Cardiorespiratory Fitness

    Your Energy Needs: Supply and Demand

    Evaluating Your Cardiorespiratory Function

    Cardiorespiratory Fitness Benefits You

    Your Plan to Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness

    Safety First: Getting Started With Cardiorespiratory Fitness


    Chapter 5. Muscular Fitness

    Your Body Was Designed to Move

    Key Definitions

    Assessing Muscle Capacity

    Muscular Fitness Benefits Your Daily Life

    Designing Your Program for Muscular Fitness

    Analyzing Your Fitness Choices

    Safety Issues


    Chapter 6. Flexibility, Neuromotor Fitness, and Posture

    All About Flexibility

    Mind the Stretch Reflex!

    Neuromotor Exercise and Functional Fitness

    Physiological Teamwork for Flexibility and Neuromotor Fitness

    Preventing Low Back Pain


    Functional Movement Training



    Hams and Glutes


    Lower Back

    Hip Abductors

    Hip Adductors

    Chest and Front of Shoulder

    Upper Back and Shoulders

    Lats and Middle Back

    Front of Upper Arm

    Back of Upper Arm

    Chapter 7. Body Composition

    Body Composition Basics

    Assessing Body Composition

    Weight Status, Body Composition, and Your Risk of Chronic Disease

    A Healthy Body Composition Benefits You—Today and in the Future!

    Your Program to Manage Body Composition


    Chapter 8. Fundamentals of Healthy Eating

    Eating Well: Balanced and Clean

    The Many Benefits of a Healthy Diet

    Nutrition Recommendations and Resources


    Chapter 9. Weight Management

    Weight Management: Our Greatest Modern Health Challenge

    Energy Balance Math

    Weight Management Strategies

    Daily Movement Is Essential to Weight Management

    Psychological Concerns Regarding Weight Management

    When Professional Help Is Needed


    Chapter 10. Stress Management

    The Contemporary Stress Experience

    Common Stressors and Hassles of College Life

    Key Stress-Management Strategies

    Managing Stress Through Sleep

    Social, Stressed, and Sleepless


    Chapter 11. Remaining Free From Addiction

    Types of Addictions

    What Is Substance Abuse Addiction?

    Psychoactive Drugs




    Chapter 12. Sexuality and Health

    Sexuality as a Dimension of Health

    Reproductive System

    Contraception and Birth Control Methods

    Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Reducing the Risks

    Sexual Assault


    Chapter 13. Reducing the Risks for Metabolic Syndrome

    Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?

    Evaluating Your Risk for Diabetes Mellitus

    Cardiovascular Disease: Our Number One Killer

    Prevention of CVD Starts Early in Life


    Chapter 14. Reducing the Risks for Cancer

    The Nature of Cancer

    Who Gets Cancer?

    Detection, Staging, and Treatment of Cancer

    Causes of Cancer

    Most Commonly Diagnosed Cancers


    Chapter 15. Fitness and Wellness: Today and Beyond

    Living Well Over the Life Span

    Differences Between Physiological and Chronological Age

    Approaches to Medicine

    Finding Resources to Enhance Your Fitness and Wellness

    Specific Wellness Concepts and SMART Goals Revisited

    Healthy People 2030 and Beyond

    Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life

    Carol K. Armbruster, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the department of kinesiology in the School of Public Health at Indiana University (IU) at Bloomington. During her more than 35 years of teaching college students and training fitness leaders, she has served on the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Council on Exercise (ACE) credentialing committees, and she is a fellow of ACSM. She is also an ACSM-certified exercise physiologist, holds the level 2 Exercise Is Medicine credential, and has level 1 Functional Movement Screening certification.

    She previously served as a program director of fitness and wellness for the IU Division of Recreational Sports, where she managed a program that offered more than 100 group exercise sessions per week. Prior to working at IU, Armbruster worked at the University of Illinois, Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain Health Club, the Loveland (Colorado) Parks and Recreation Department, and the Sheboygan (Wisconsin) School District.

    Armbruster enjoys combining her interests of teaching, community engagement, and translational research. Her doctoral work focused on translational research of active-duty military in the over-40 age population. She is especially interested in functional movement, worksite wellness outcomes, safe and effective movement instruction, and evaluating safe and effective outcome-based physical activity and movement program delivery methods in order to encourage healthy lifestyles and focus on improved quality of life and prevention of illness.

    Ellen M. Evans, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology, associate dean for research and graduate education, and director of the Center for Physical Activity and Health in the College of Education at the University of Georgia (UGA). She was a postdoctoral research fellow in geriatrics and gerontology and applied physiology at Washington University School of Medicine and was on faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to joining the faculty at UGA.

    Evans has been named a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK).

    At UGA, Evans embraces the land-grant institution’s mission by integrating her teaching, research, and public service work. The goal of her research is to create and disseminate knowledge regarding the importance of exercise and physical activity, and nutrition for optimal body composition, with a special interest in women’s health. Her primary populations of interest are older adults and college students. Evans teaches courses ranging from a freshman seminar to core and elective undergraduate courses to graduate-level courses in the areas of clinical exercise physiology, aging, and obesity.

    Catherine M. Laughlin, HSD, MPH, is a clinical professor and assistant department chair of the department of applied health science in the School of Public Health at Indiana University (IU) at Bloomington. Her research interests include sexual health education, cancer prevention and education, program planning, and implementation and evaluation in community-based organizations. She is regularly interviewed by media outlets as a human sexuality and sexual health education expert.

    Laughlin has won numerous teaching and service awards throughout her more than 25 years of service at IU. In 2017, she received the Disstinguished Service Award from IU. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Founding Dean’s Medallion and the Outstanding Service Award from IU’s School of Public Health. In 2014, she earned the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award for Innovative Public Health Programming from the Indiana Public Health Association.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter summaries, chapter objectives, class outlines, chapter review questions (and sample answers), suggested class project assignments, and a list of laboratory and learning activities that are included for students within HKPropel.

    Test package. Contains 400 questions, sorted by chapter, in true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay, short-answer, and multiple-choice format. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Those assessments are automatically graded and student scores can be reviewed by instructors in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Includes more than 150 questions, sorted by chapter, that instructors can use to gauge student comprehension.  Each quiz can be assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The assessments are automatically graded and student scores can be reviewed by instructors in HKPropel.

    Presentation package. Features more than 700 PowerPoint slides that highlight the most important concepts, illustrations, and tables from the book and that can be used for class discussion and presentation. Slides can be added, modified, or rearranged as needed.

    Image bank. Includes most of the photos, illustrations, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Fitness and Wellness this includes lab activities, video clips of 48 exercises demonstrating proper exercise technique, learning activities, and chapter quizzes. The chapter quizzes (assessments) may be directly assigned to students and are automatically graded with scores displayed in HKPropel. The lab modules and study activities may also be assigned and tracked to monitor student participation and understanding.

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