Active Living Every Day-3rd Edition
BookRegular 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. If you're ready to become active, fit, and healthy, Active Living Every Day, Third Edition With Web Resource, provides all the tools you need to get moving and make physical activity part of your 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. Learn simple and enjoyable ways to fit physical activity into your life, concentrating on activities you can easily add into your daily routine. Create your own personalized activity plan unique to your individual preferences and lifestyle. With an emphasis on moderate-intensity activities, you'll also learn how everyday activities, like housecleaning and gardening, can count toward your weekly physical activity goals. Develop confidence by gaining problem-solving skills, overcoming obstacles, and learning how to increase intensity when desired. The tips and participants' stories in this book, plus a web resource offering activities for practice, offer the support and guidance you need to make healthy changes in your life.
With Active Living Every Day, Third Edition, join thousands of people just like you who have used this program to achieve lifelong success in becoming active every day.
AudienceCommunity centers, workplaces, and colleges and universities that offer programs to help people become more active. Also for individuals seeking a proven method for incorporating more physical activity into their daily living.
Table of ContentsSession 1. Ready, Set, Go
Session 2. Finding Opportunities for Activity
Session 3. Overcoming Challenges
Session 4. Setting Goals and Rewards
Session 5. Gaining Confidence
Session 6. Enlisting Support
Session 7. Avoiding Pitfalls
Session 8. Step by Step
Session 9. Defusing Stress
Session 10. Finding New Opportunities to Be Active
Session 11. Positive Planning
Session 12. Making Lasting Changes
Appendix A. Stages on the Way to Becoming Active
Appendix B. 2020 PAR-Q+
Appendix C. Energy Expenditure Chart
Appendix D. Forms for Progressing Toward an Active Lifestyle
ExcerptsMore stress-busting tips
Set short-term and long-term goals
The confidence factor
The four components of fitness
The three Cs of surviving stress