You have reached the United States portal for Human Kinetics, if you wish to continue press here, else please proceed to the HK site for your region by selecting here.


Please note if you purchase from the HK-USA site, currencies are converted at current exchange rates and you may incur higher international shipping rates.

Purchase Digital Products

If you are looking to purchase an eBook, online video, or online courses please press continue

Purchase Print Products

Human Kinetics print books are now distributed by Footprint Books throughout Australia/NZ, delivered to you from their NSW warehouse. Please visit Footprint Books to order your Human Kinetics print books.

Fitness for Life: Middle School-2nd Edition

Fitness for Life: Middle School-2nd Edition

Author:

Available

$74.00 USD

Available As



    Book

    A winner of the Texty Award for textbook excellence with its first edition, Fitness for Life: Middle School is even stronger in its second edition.

    Fitness for Life: Middle School is thoroughly updated to address the new national physical education standards, physical activity guidelines, FITT formulas, and USDA nutrition guidelines. In addition, it is greatly expanded and offers plenty of new material:
    • New material on coordinated school health, nutrition, skills, and safety (making the book easy to use in schools with combined PE/health classes)
    • New integration of fitness concepts into math, science, and language arts
    • New technology sections that engage students in applying technology to their fitness
    • A new student interactive web textbook
    • A new teacher online bundle
    New Interactive Web Texts Offer Great Benefits
    The student interactive web textbook contains the same content as the print book but uses interactive audio, video, worksheets and other great activities to help students engage with the material and enhance learning. The interactive web textbook offers audio vocabulary and definitions in English and Spanish. Introductory videos at the beginning of each lesson help students assess their knowledge going in, while videos at the end of each lesson help students put what they’ve learned into context.

    The teacher online bundle provides teachers with all the materials they need to teach the course—lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, quizzes, slides, newsletters, and other supporting resources. Teachers can easily access the materials on their computers, laptops, or mobile devices, and they can print whatever they need for use in the classroom or in activities.

    Loose-Leaf Packs Available
    Teachers also have the option of purchasing binder-ready resources. This loose-leaf pack includes all the resources from the teacher online bundle except the slides and the test bank. The loose-leaf pack allows teachers to have all the printable resources already printed for them on hole-punched paper, ready to be put in a binder in any order they choose. They can even leave some material out and add materials of their own.

    Flexible in Its Application
    Fitness for Life: Middle School, Second Edition, is the middle school version of the award-winning Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition. As such, it is a great bridge to the high school program. Teachers can use the units and chapters in a fitness unit, a single-semester class, or a yearlong course, with any configuration of days, in either a gym or a classroom.

    One of the only personal fitness textbooks available for middle schoolers, Fitness for Life: Middle School, Second Edition, offers a foundation for students to get physically active and remain active throughout their lives.

    Audience

    Physical education and health textbook for students in middle school. Reference for secondary PE teachers or for undergrad courses in PE teacher preparation.

    Table of Contents

    Touring Fitness for Life: Middle School
    Unit I. Fitness and Activity for All
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Physical Activity and Fitness
    Lesson 1.1: Introduction to Physical Fitness
    What Is Physical Fitness?
    How Do I Know if I’m Physically Fit?
    How Do I Prepare a Fitness Summary?
    What Else Affects My Physical Fitness?
    Academic Connection: Understanding Vocabulary
    Fitness Technology: FitnessGram
    Moving Together: Communication
    Take It Home: Friends and Family
    Lesson 1.2: Introduction to Physical Activity
    What Is Physical Activity?
    How Do I Know if I Am Active Enough?
    What Makes Up a Physical Activity Session?
    How Do I Prepare a Physical Activity Summary?
    How Do I Make a Personal Activity Plan?
    Science in Action: The Warm-Up
    Biomechanical Principles: Energy, Force, and Movement
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 2. Learning Skills for Enjoying Physical Activity
    Lesson 2.1: Learning Motor Skills
    What Are Skills?
    What Is Skill-Related Fitness?
    Why Do I Need Motor Skills and Skill-Related Fitness?
    Academic Connection: Learning About Words
    Consumer Corner: Sports Quackery
    Moving Together: Full Participation
    Take It Home: Your Support Team
    Lesson 2.2: The Importance of Practice
    What Is Practice, and Why Should I Do It?
    What Is the Best Way to Practice?
    How Often Should I Practice?
    Biomechanical Principles: Levers
    Fitness Technology: Video Feedback
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 3. Moderate Physical Activity
    Lesson 3.1: Step 1 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    What Is Moderate Physical Activity?
    What Is the FITT Formula?
    How Much Moderate Physical Activity Do I Need?
    Why Is Moderate Physical Activity at the Bottom of the Pyramid?
    How Much Activity Do Most Teens Get?
    Science in Action: The Sitting Disease
    Fitness Technology: Self-Monitoring Using Pedometers and Activity Monitors
    Moving Together: Safe Physical Activity
    Academic Connection: Percentages
    Take It Home: Making Changes
    Lesson 3.2 Benefits of Moderate Physical Activities
    Does Moderate Activity Improve My Health and Wellness?
    Does Moderate Activity Improve My Fitness?
    Nutrition Matters: Reducing Risk of Disease
    Biomechanical Principles: Friction
    Actions and Interactions: Social Support
    Chapter Review

    Unit II. Vigorous Aerobics, Sports, Recreation, and Muscle Fitness Exercises
    Chapter 4. Vigorous Aerobics
    Lesson 4.1: Step 2 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    What Is Vigorous Aerobics?
    The Body Systems and Vigorous Aerobics
    How Much Vigorous Aerobics Do I Need?
    What Type of Vigorous Aerobic Activity Is Best?
    What Is Aerobic Capacity?
    What Is Anaerobics?
    Fitness Technology: Heart Rate Monitors
    Academic Connection: Using a Formula
    Moving Together: Building Self-Esteem
    Take It Home: Tuning In
    Lesson 4.2: Benefits of Vigorous Aerobics
    Why Should I Do Vigorous Aerobics?
    How Do I Know if I Have Cardiorespiratory Endurance?
    Nutrition Matters: The Importance of Water
    Biomechanical Principles: Stability and Balance
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 5. Vigorous Sports and Recreation
    Lesson 5.1: Step 3 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    What Are Vigorous Sports?
    What Is Vigorous Recreation?
    Actions and Interactions: You Are the Referee
    Moving Together: Following Rules
    Take It Home: Using Detective Skills
    Lesson 5.2: Benefits of Vigorous Sports and Recreation
    What Are the Benefits of Vigorous Sports and Recreation?
    What Types of Sports and Recreation Are Best?
    How Are Strategy and Tactics Important in Sports and Games?
    Academic Connection: Heart Metaphors
    Biomechanical Principles: Velocity, Acceleration, and Deceleration
    Consumer Corner: Fitness and Health Information
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 6. Muscle Fitness Exercises
    Lesson 6.1: Step 4 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    What Is Muscle Fitness?
    How Do I Build Muscle Fitness?
    What Are Some Types of Progressive Resistance Exercise?
    How Do I Exercise Safely?
    How Much Exercise Do I Need to Build Muscle Fitness?
    Academic Connection: Fitness Similes
    Moving Together: Feeling Comfortable in Physical Activity
    Consumer Corner: Do I Need Supplements?
    Take It Home: Building Muscle and Character
    Lesson 6.2: Benefits of Muscle Fitness Exercises
    What Are the Benefits of Muscle Fitness?
    How Do I Measure Muscle Fitness?
    What Else Affects My Muscle Fitness?
    Which Muscles Should I Exercise?
    Science in Action: Power and Bone Health
    Biomechanical Principles: Resistance
    Chapter Review

    Unit III. Flexibility, Body Composition, and Planning
    Chapter 7. Flexibility Exercises
    Lesson 7.1: Step 5 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    What Is Flexibility?
    What Are Some Methods of Stretching to Build Flexibility?
    How Much Stretching Is Enough?
    Academic Connection: Synonyms and Antonyms
    Actions and Interactions: Yoga
    Moving Together: Bullying
    Take It Home: TEAM (Together, Everyone Achieves More)
    Lesson 7.2: Benefits of Flexibility
    What Are the Benefits of Flexibility?
    What Are Some Good Tests of Flexibility?
    Science in Action: Backpacks
    Biomechanical Principles: Range of Motion
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 8. Body Composition, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
    Lesson 8.1: Body Composition
    What Is Body Composition?
    How Much Body Fat Should I Have for Good Health?
    How Can I Assess My Body Composition?
    Academic Connection: Units of Measurement
    Moving Together: Peer Pressure
    Take It Home: Give Me a Commercial Break
    Lesson 8.2: Energy Balance: Physical Activity and Nutrition
    What Is Energy Balance?
    What Should I Eat?
    Food Labels
    What About Dieting?
    How Active Should I Be to Balance Energy?
    Science in Action: Calories
    Nutrition Matters: Nutrition Guidelines
    Biomechanical Principles: Efficiency
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 9. Planning for Physical Activity
    Lesson 9.1: Personal Planning: Self-Assessing Fitness and Physical Activity
    Step 1: Building a Fitness Summary
    Step 2: Building a Physical Activity Summary
    How Active Are Teens?
    Academic Connection: Careers in Fitness, Health, and Wellness
    Moving Together: Getting Active and Fit
    Take It Home: Moving Forward
    Lesson 9.2: Personal Planning: Setting Goals, Putting It in Writing, and Reassessing
    Step 3: Setting SMART Goals
    Step 4: Writing a Plan
    Step 5: Assess Your Progress and Revise
    What Else Can I Do to Be Active Throughout Life?
    Consumer Corner: Don’t Be Fooled by Food Marketing Tricks
    Biomechanical Principles: Integration
    Chapter Review
    Glossary
    Index

    About the Author

    Dr. Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin, PhD, is a 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 100 books, including Concepts of Physical Fitness, Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, and the Texty Award–winning titles Fitness for Life, Fitness for Life: Middle School, and Fitness for Life: Elementary School. 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 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 ACSM, NAKHE, and the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Professionals, and an honor fellow of SHAPE America. His awards include the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award; the Distinguished Service Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN); the Luther Halsey Gulick Award, Honor Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, Margie Hanson Award, and Scholar Award from SHAPE America; the Hetherington Award, the highest honor of the National Academy of Kinesiology; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from PCFSN. He received distinguished alumnus awards from the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois. He was selected to the SHAPE America Hall of Fame. 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 PCFSN.

    Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of sport, health, and physical education at Vancouver Island University (British Columbia, Canada). Dr. Le Masurier has published numerous articles related to youth physical activity and physical education, and he has given more than 50 research and professional presentations at national and regional meetings. He is the lead author of Fitness for Life Canada and coauthor of Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition; Health Opportunities Through Physical Education; Fitness for Life: Middle School; and Fitness for Life: Elementary School. Dr. Le Masurier has served as an editorial board member for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and the International Journal of Physical Education, and he reviews research for numerous professional journals. Dr. Le Masurier is a research fellow of SHAPE America. He serves his island community as a volunteer firefighter and loves to grow vegetables.

    Dolly D. Lambdin, EdD, is a clinical professor emerita in the department of kinesiology and health education at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lambdin taught K-8 physical education in public and private schools for 16 years and taught preservice teachers and supervised student teachers at the university level for over 40 years. During much of that time, she taught at both levels while also meeting research demands at the university. In addition, Dr. Lambdin served as the president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and of SHAPE America. She also served on numerous local, state, and national committees, including the writing teams for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education, the NASPE Beginning Teacher Standards, and the NASPE Appropriate Practices document. She chaired the measurement advisory panel for SHAPE America’s 50 Million Strong. For more than a decade, Dr. Lambdin has served on the FitnessGram scientific advisory committee. She has been recognized with the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award and NASPE Outstanding Leadership Award. She is a fellow of the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Professionals. Dr. Lambdin is the coauthor of Fitness for Life: Middle School and Fitness for Life: Elementary School, both Texty Award winners, as well as Putting Research to Work in Elementary Physical Education: Conversations in the Gym with Dr. Lawrence F. Locke. Her passion is inspiring teachers to empower their students with the skills, knowledge, habits, and desire to enjoy physical activity and make healthy choices now and for the rest of their lives.

    Benjamin A. Sibley, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation management and physical education at Appalachian State University. Dr. Sibley holds degrees in exercise science, physical education, and sport and exercise psychology. He is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and CrossFit Level 2 Trainer. He has been a member of SHAPE America since 2003 and currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD). Dr. Sibley has published and presented numerous papers on physical activity among children and adults, in particular addressing motivation for physical activity and the relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance. In his leisure time, Dr. Sibley enjoys exercising, outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two children.

    Ancillaries

    The student interactive web textbook (IWT) uses interactive audio, video, worksheets, and other great activities to help students engage with the material and enhance learning. The IWT offers audio vocabulary and definitions in English and Spanish. Introductory videos at the beginning of each lesson help students assess their knowledge going in. Videos at the end of each lesson help students put what they’ve learned into context.

    The teacher’s guide online bundle provides teachers with all the materials they need to teach the course—lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, quizzes, slides, newsletters, and other supporting resources. Teachers can easily access the materials on their computers, laptops, or mobile devices, and they can print whatever they need.