BookFitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is the award-winning text that continues to set the standard for teaching personal fitness (fitness education) at the high school level. It will help students become physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. This classic, evidence-based book will guide students in becoming informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness, taking responsibility for setting individualized goals, and making their own plans for active living. To accomplish this overarching goal, they learn a variety of self-management skills, including self-assessment. The program is based on established educational theory as outlined in the online teacher’s guide.
Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, helps students in these ways:
- Become physically literate individuals as defined by SHAPE America.
- Meet the national, state, and local grade-level standards and outcomes developed by SHAPE America for physical education and fitness education.
- Meet college and career readiness standards by learning and using critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
- Meet national physical activity guidelines of the USDHHS, exercise prescription guidelines of ACSM, and health goals of Healthy People 2020.
- Use the HELP philosophy of promoting health for everyone with an emphasis on lifetime activity and healthy lifestyles designed to meet personal needs.
- Use the Stairway to Lifetime Fitness concept, created by author Chuck Corbin, to encourage higher-order learning (move from dependence to independence).
- Use the Physical Activity Pyramid, created by the authors, to help students understand the FITT formula and benefits of the major types of physical activities.
- Become informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness and other healthy lifestyles (e.g., good nutrition and stress management).
- Learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles.
- Perform self-assessments, including all tests in the Fitnessgram battery and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
- Take personal responsibility for setting individualized goals and personal program planning.
- Develop a love for lifetime fitness activities.
- Benefit from the expertise of internationally renowned authors and educators Charles B. “Chuck” Corbin and Guy C. Le Masurier and contributing author and educator Karen McConnell.
Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is available in print and digital formats, including an interactive iBook for iPads plus other e-book formats that students can use across a variety of platforms.
Through Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, students will be able to do the following:
- Assess their own fitness and other health and wellness factors to determine personal needs and assess progress resulting from healthy lifestyle planning
- Use Taking Charge and Self-Management features to learn self-management skills (e.g., goals setting, self-monitoring, self-planning) for adopting healthy lifestyles.
- Learn key concepts and principles, higher-order information, and critical thinking skills that provide the basis for sound decision making and personal planning.
- Do reading and writing assignments as well as calculations that foster college and career readiness.
- Try out activities that are supported by lesson plans offered in the teacher web resources and that can help students be fit and active throughout their lives.
- Take part in real-life activities that show how new information is generated by using the scientific method.
- Become aware of and use technology to learn new information about fitness, health, and wellness and learn to discern fact from fiction.
- Use the web and the unique web icon feature to connect to relevant and expanded content for essential topics in the student web resource.
- Use other features such as fitness quotes, consumer corner, Fit Facts, and special exercise features (including exercise and self-assessment videos) that promote higher-order learning.
- Use the chapter-ending review questions to test their understanding of the concepts and use critical thinking and project assignments to meet educational standards, including college and career readiness standards.
Physical education and health textbook for students in grades 9 to 12. Reference for secondary PE teachers or for undergrad courses in PE teacher preparation.
Table of Contents
Unit I. Building a Foundation
Chapter 1. Fitness, Health, and Wellness for All
Lesson 1.1 Scientific Foundations
Self-Assessment: Physical Fitness Challenges
Lesson 1.2 Lifelong Fitness, Health, and Wellness
Taking Charge: Learning to Self-Assess
Self-Management: Skills for Learning to Self-Assess
Taking Action: The Warm-Up
Chapter 2. Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle and Self-Management Skills
Lesson 2.1 Adopting Healthy Lifestyles
Self-Assessment: Practicing Physical Fitness Tests
Lesson 2.2 Learning Self-Management Skills
Taking Charge: Building Knowledge and Understanding
Self-Management: Skills for Building Knowledge and Understanding
Taking Action: Fitness Trails
Chapter 3. Goal Setting and Program Planning
Lesson 3.1 Goal Setting
Self-Assessment: Assessing Muscle Fitness
Lesson 3.2 Program Planning
Taking Charge: Setting Goals
Self-Management: Skills for Setting Goals
Taking Action: Exercise Circuits
Unit II. Becoming and Staying Physically Active
Chapter 4. Getting Started in Physical Activity
Lesson 4.1 Safe and Smart Physical Activity
Self-Assessment: Body Composition and Flexibility
Lesson 4.2 Health and Wellness Benefits
Taking Charge: Reducing Risk Factors
Self-Management: Skills for Reducing Risk Factors
Taking Action: Walking for Health
Chapter 5. How Much Is Enough?
Lesson 5.1 How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?
Self-Assessment: PACER and Trunk Lift
Lesson 5.2 How Much Fitness Is Enough?
Taking Charge: Learning to Self-Monitor
Self-Management: Skills for Learning to Self-Monitor
Taking Action: Physical Activity Pyramid Circuit
Chapter 6. Skill Learning and Injury Prevention
Lesson 6.1 Skills and Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Self-Assessment: Assessing Skill-Related Physical Fitness
Lesson 6.2 Physical Activity and Injury
Taking Charge: Improving Performance Skills
Self-Management: Skills for Improving Performance
Taking Action: Safe Exercise Circuit
Unit III. Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity
Chapter 7. Moderate Physical Activity
Lesson 7.1 Moderate Physical Activity Facts
Self-Assessment: Walking Test
Lesson 7.2 Preparing a Moderate Physical Activity Plan
Taking Charge: Learning to Manage Time
Self-Management: Skills for Managing Time
Taking Action: Your Moderate Physical Activity Plan
Chapter 8. Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Lesson 8.1 Cardiorespiratory Endurance Facts
Self-Assessment: Step Test and One-Mile Run Test
Lesson 8.2 Building Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Taking Charge: Self-Confidence
Self-Management: Skills for Building Self-Confidence
Taking Action: Target Heart Rate Workouts
Chapter 9. Vigorous Physical Activity
Lesson 9.1 Vigorous Aerobics, Sport, and Recreation
Self-Assessment: Assessing Jogging Techniques
Lesson 9.2 Preparing and Performing a Safe and Vigorous Physical Activity Program
Taking Charge: Activity Participation
Self-Management: Skills for Choosing Good Activities
Taking Action: Your Vigorous Physical Activity Plan
Unit IV. Muscle Fitness and Flexibility
Chapter 10. Muscle Fitness Basics
Lesson 10.1 Muscle Fitness Facts
Self-Assessment: Muscle Fitness Testing
Lesson 10.2 Building Muscle Fitness
Taking Charge: Preventing Relapse
Self-Management: Skills for Preventing Relapse
Taking Action: Resistance Machine Exercises
Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness Applications
Lesson 11.1 Core Fitness, Posture, and Back Care
Self-Assessment: Healthy Back Test
Lesson 11.2 Ergogenic Aids and Muscle Fitness Exercise Planning
Taking Charge: Finding Social Support
Self-Management: Skills for Finding Social Support
Taking Action: Your Muscle Fitness Exercise Plan
Chapter 12. Flexibility
Lesson 12.1 Flexibility Facts
Self-Assessment: Arm, Leg, and Trunk Flexibility
Lesson 12.2 Preparing a Flexibility Exercise Plan
Taking Charge: Overcoming Barriers
Self-Management: Skills for Overcoming Barriers
Taking Action: Performing Your Flexibility Exercise Plan
Unit V. Healthy Choices
Chapter 13. Body Composition
Lesson 13.1 Body Composition Facts
Self-Assessment: Body Measurements
Lesson 13.2 Energy Balance
Taking Charge: Improving Physical Self-Perception
Self-Management: Skills for Self-Perception
Taking Action: Elastic Band Workout
Chapter 14. Physical Activity Program Planning
Lesson 14.1 Physical Activity and Fitness Assessment
Self-Assessment: Your Personal Fitness Test Battery
Lesson 14.2 Maintaining Active Lifestyles
Taking Charge: Changing Attitudes
Self-Management: Skills for Building Positive Attitudes
Taking Action: Your Physical Activity Plan
Chapter 15. Making Good Consumer Choices
Lesson 15.1 Health and Fitness Quackery
Self-Assessment: Assessing Your Posture
Lesson 15.2 Evaluating Health Clubs, Equipment, Media, and Internet Materials
Taking Charge: Learning to Think Critically
Self-Management: Skills for Thinking Critically
Taking Action: My Health and Fitness Club
Unit VI. Wellness Perspective
Chapter 16. Choosing Nutritious Food
Lesson 16.1 A Healthy Diet
Self-Assessment: Energy Balance
Lesson 16.2 Making Healthy Food Choices
Taking Charge: Saying No
Self-Management: Skills for Saying No
Taking Action: Burn It Up Workout
Chapter 17. Stress Management
Lesson 17.1 Facts About Stress
Self-Assessment: Identifying Signs of Stress
Lesson 17.2 Managing Stress
Taking Charge: Managing Competitive Stress
Self-Management: Skills for Managing Competitive Stress
Taking Action: Relaxation Exercises
Chapter 18. Making Choices and Planning for Health and Wellness
Lesson 18.1 Lifestyle Choices for Fitness, Health, and Wellness
Self-Assessment: Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire
Lesson 18.2 Healthy Lifestyle Planning and Career Opportunities
Taking Charge: Thinking Success
Self-Management: Skills for Thinking Success
Taking Action: Your Healthy Lifestyle Plan
Unit VII. Moving Through Life
Chapter 19. Strategies for Active Living
Lesson 19.1 Opportunities in Physical Education
Self-Assessment: Assessing Game Strategy and Tactics
Lesson 19.2 Strategy and Tactics
Taking Charge: Developing Tactics
Self-Management: Skills for Developing Tactics
Taking Action: Cooperative Games
Chapter 20. The Science of Active Living
Lesson 20.1 Moving Your Body
Self-Assessment: Analyzing Basic Skills
Lesson 20.2 Moving Implements and Objects
Taking Charge: Positive Self-Talk
Self-Management: Skills for Positive Self-Talk
Taking Action: Applying Principles
Chapter 21. Lifelong Activity
Lesson 21.1 Social Interactions in Physical Activity
Self-Assessment: Modifying Rules in Games
Lesson 21.2 Active Living Opportunities
Taking Charge: Conflict Resolution
Self-Management: Skills for Conflict Resolution
Taking Action: Team Building
AncillariesAll ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at www.HumanKinetics.com/FitnessForLife6E.
Fitness for Life offers students and teachers an array of supporting resources.
In addition, Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is available in digital as well as print formats. Students and teachers can use e-books in a variety of platforms, in combination with the student and teacher web resources, to interact with the material. The Interactive iBooks Version is also available for students.
For students, web resources include the following:
- Video clips that demonstrate the self-assessments in each chapter
- Video clips that demonstrate the exercise in selected chapters
- Worksheets (without answers)
- Review questions from the text presented in an interactive format so students can check their level of understanding
- Vocabulary flip cards and other essential interactive elements from the iBook edition
- Expanded discussions of topics marked by web icons in the text
Teacher web resources include the following:
- An introduction that describes the body of knowledge and pedagogical foundations behind Fitness for Life as well as the evidence supporting its effectiveness
- Daily lesson plans, including five lessons per chapter (two classroom plans and three activity plans)
- Worksheets (with answers)
- Premade chapter and unit quizzes with answers
- Activity cards and task cards
- Presentation package of slides with the key points for each lesson
- A test bank that teachers can use to make their own quizzes if they prefer