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Fitness for Life 6th Edition With Web Resources-Paper

Fitness for Life 6th Edition With Web Resources-Paper

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    Fitness 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 Review

    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 Review

    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

    Chapter Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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

    Chapter Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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

    Chapter Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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

    Chapter Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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

    Chapter Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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

    Chapter Review

    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 Review

    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 Review

    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

    Chapter Review

    About the Author

    Dr. Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin, PhD, is professor emeritus in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and has authored or coauthored more than 90 books, including Concepts of Physical Fitness, Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, Fitness for Life, and Fitness for Life: Middle School and Fitness for Life: Elementary School, all winners of Texty Awards. Dr. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health, and wellness promotion and youth physical fitness. He has presented keynote addresses at more than 40 state AHPERD conventions, made major addresses in more than 15 countries, and presented numerous named lectures. He is a past president and emeritus fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, a fellow of the North American Society for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Professionals, an ACSM fellow, and a life member and honor fellow of AAHPERD. His awards include the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) and National Jaycees; Distinguished Service Award of the PCFSN; and the Honor Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, Hanson Award, and Alliance Scholar Award from AAHPERD. He received distinguished alumnus awards from the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois. He served for more than 20 years as a member of the Advisory Board of Fitnessgram and was the first chair of the Science Board of the PCFSN. He was a member of an Institute on Medicine (IOM) committee for youth fitness testing. He was selected to the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) Hall of Fame. In 2009 Dr. Corbin was chosen for the Gulick Award, the highest award of AAHPERD. In 2013 he received the Hetherington Award, the highest honor of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

    Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of sport, health, and physical education at Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada). He has published numerous articles related to youth physical activity and physical education and coauthored the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Physical Activity Guidelines for Children. Dr. Le Masurier has given more than 30 research and professional presentations at national and regional meetings. He reviews research for numerous professional journals and has contributed to Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and the Physical Best Activity Guide. Dr. Le Masurier is a member of AAHPERD, NASPE, ACSM, and Canadian AHPERD. He is also a research consortium fellow of SHAPE America.

    Contributing author: Karen E. McConnell, PhD, a professor at Pacific Lutheran University, is a certified health education specialist (CHES) and has taught at the university level for more than 15 years in areas related to health and fitness education, curriculum and assessment, and exercise science. She has written or contributed to over a dozen book chapters and texts, including the teacher resources for Fitness for Life (fifth and sixth editions). She is a recipient of the Arthur Broten Young Scholar Award and has received the University Professional of the Year Award from the Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for contributions made to state standards in health and fitness. She enjoys running, having commpleted 38 half marathons and one marathon. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest, she enjoys participating in most outdoor activities.


    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at

    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