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With a growing population and the rising trend of the wellness industry, it's more important than ever to stay current with modern research and current industry practices. Teach with the latest new textbooks and updated editions in fitness, health, and wellness and prepare your students for successful careers in fitness and wellness.

Active Living Every Day, Third Edition


Active Living Every Day, Third Edition

Steven N. Blair, Andrea L. Dunn, Bess H. Marcus, Ruth Ann Carpenter, and Peter E. Jaret

Audience: Colleges and universities that offer programs to help people become more active.

Regular physical activity is an important key to a healthy, happy lifestyle. The many benefits of daily physical activity include more energy; less stress; better sleep; reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes; stronger bones, joints, and muscles; and an overall healthier and longer independent life. Active Living Every Day, Third Edition With Web Resource, provides all the tools to make physical activity part of everyday life.

More than a book, Active Living Every Day presents a scientifically tested step-by-step program with evidence-based behavior change strategies for becoming more physically active. Designed to make active lifestyles available to people everywhere, it offers updated research showing the need to be physically active and demonstrates the proven effectiveness of this program.

Practical and accessible, this third edition offers streamlined delivery for a clear, focused read. Teach simple and enjoyable ways to fit physical activity into life, concentrating on activities you can easily add into daily routine. With an emphasis on moderate-intensity activities, everyday activities, like housecleaning and gardening, can count toward weekly physical activity goals. Create personalized activity plans unique to individual preferences and lifestyle, and develop confidence with problem-solving skills. The tips and participants' stories in this book, plus a web resource offering activities for practice, offer the support and guidance to make healthy changes to everyday life.

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Fitness and Wellness

Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life

Carol Armbruster, Ellen M. Evans, and Catherine M. Sherwood-Laughlin

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

Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life presents evidence-based physical and mental health concepts to point readers toward healthy choices that will develop into healthy lifestyles. The authors have more than 80 years of combined health and wellness professional experience, and they present the material in a contemporary manner that is easily relatable and understood by college 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. With an emphasis on long-term behavior modification, this text arms students with tools to make healthy lifestyle changes, both for the present and future.

Ancillaries: Instructor guide • Test package • Chapter quizzes • Presentation package plus image bank • Web study guide with online video

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Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults


Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults

Danielle R. Bouchard

Audience: A text for upper-undergraduate and graduate courses in physical activity and aging or gerontology.

With an international team of contributors composed of leading experts from across the field of gerontology, Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults delivers comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of the physical aging process and its effects on movement and exercise. Research on the physiological and physical implications of aging is presented, focusing on study outcomes and their practical application in optimizing healthy aging.

Presented in an integrated and cohesive manner, this text is organized into four parts.

  • Part I covers the theoretical foundations of biological aging, the implications of aging theories on medical research, and the social and economic impacts of demographic shifts due to population aging and global population size.
  • Part II addresses age-related changes to the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine systems.
  • Part III covers the physical effects of aging on other dimensions of life, including balance, motor control, and physical functions.
  • Part IV focuses on exercise and older adults, taking an in-depth look at exercise measurements and the main barriers to regular exercise. One full chapter is devoted to recommendations for optimizing health for the general public, while another chapter is focused on performance by elite older athletes who exercise beyond functional fitness.

A definitive resource for students and health care professionals who study physical aging, conduct clinical research, or work with older adults as clients and patients, Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults helps readers understand the aging process and its effects on movement, exercise, and other dimensions of life.

Ancillaries: Test package • Image bank

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Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition

Debra Rose

Audience: Text for universities offering courses relating to physical activity and older adults.

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive text available for current and future fitness professionals who want to design and implement effective, safe, and fun physical activity programs for older adults with diverse functional capabilities. Along with an updated review of the research and literature, the second edition introduces a new chapter on the concept of whole-person wellness. It offers strategies for integrating the six dimensions of whole-person wellness (physical, emotional, intellectual, vocational, spiritual, and social) into health promotion and physical activity programs for older adults.

This cohesive blend of theory, practical content, and detailed instruction is divided into four parts, each of which addresses one or more of the nine training modules that comprise International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults, the expert-developed guidelines on which this text is based. The text also offers a variety of features devised to enhance reader understanding and learning retention.

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, offers students and fitness professionals a contemporary approach that embraces a comprehensive wellness framework for designing health promotion and physical activity programs for older adults.

Ancillaries: Image bank

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Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, Second Edition

Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, Second Edition

Kay Van Norman

Audience: A textbook for introductory courses in fitness, exercise, or programming for older adults.

Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, Second Edition, is an introduction to aging and wellness and an essential guide to creating exercise and wellness programs for older adults, regardless of age or physical challenge. Readers will find the latest information on strength and power training and learn how to apply it to improve the functional abilities of older adults. The text provides a framework to help readers make the critical shift from expectations of decline to an age-neutral focus on maximizing functional ability.

Thoroughly updated to reflect the broad-based focus encompassing all aspects of wellness rather than just fitness, the author introduces the whole-person wellness concept, which fully engages individuals and helps them succeed in their pursuit of lifelong health and well-being. Specific strategies and exercises are presented to help professionals integrate the six dimensions of wellness (physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and vocational) into their programs. This edition includes a new chapter on identifying and overcoming the unseen or overlooked psychosocial barriers to participation in wellness programs and engaging adults in healthy habits. It also offers new information on program development, including techniques for creating and promoting programs in both senior living and community-based environments.

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