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    Fitness for Life Canada: Preparing Teens for Healthy, Active Lifestyles is the only health and fitness education program backed by research and focused on shifting teens from dependence to independence when it comes to lifelong healthy lifestyles. Through Fitness for Life Canada, students are engaged in the process of personal program planning for a variety of health behaviours including physical activity, fitness, and health eating. This evidence-based and standards-based program follows a pedagogically sound scope and sequence to enhance student learning and progress and presents the science of healthy living at age-appropriate levels. Research clearly demonstrates that active and healthy adults use a variety of self-management skills to maintain their positive behaviours. Fitness for Life Canada helps students develop numerous self-management skills—such as self-assessment, self-monitoring, goal setting, finding social support, overcoming barriers, and managing time—to prepare them to independently engage in healthy lifestyles. Students also learn to engage in community physical activity opportunities, with national sport and health organizations, and with technology that supports healthy lifestyles. Through Fitness for Life Canada, students explore these aspects:
    • The foundations of active and healthy living, including adopting healthy lifestyles and self-management skills and setting goals and planning personal programs
    • Learning the basics for lifelong activity and health, including engaging in smart and safe physical activity, knowing how much activity is enough, and understanding healthy eating
    • Beginning activity and building fitness, including participating in moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity and developing cardiorespiratory endurance
    • Building muscle fitness and flexibility, including understanding muscle fitness applications and ergogenic aids
    • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including achieving a healthy body composition, choosing nutritious foods, and making good consumer choices
    • Creating positive and healthy experiences, including managing stress, developing lifelong leadership skills, understanding reproductive and sexual wellness, and making wise choices regarding alcohol, drugs, and tobacco
    Fitness for Life Canada has extensive teacher resources with more than 100 lesson plans (classroom and activity based) that provide teachers with numerous options for student assessment and opportunities to demonstrate evidence of student learning (e.g., quizzes, tests, worksheets, student demonstrations, student projects).  Teachers can integrate the program with existing curricula or deliver it as a stand-alone program. They can also apply our Fitness Club approach to deliver fitness education to large numbers of students using multiple activity areas.  Teacher Ancillaries are available free with the adoption and purchase of a class set of the student text. Special Features in Chapters and Units Every chapter in the student text features two classroom lessons, one feature that engages students with prominent Canadian sport organizations and health organizations, and a chapter review. The book devotes multiple lessons to personal program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Go to Sample Content to view sample page layouts that show these special features. Each unit offers a Consumer Corner feature. The teacher web resources  feature the same chapter content as the student text plus three physical activity lessons per chapter that help students apply what they’ve learned from the classroom lessons. In addition, the chapters have a series of other prominent features:
    • Lesson objectives direct student learning.
    • Lesson vocabulary helps students understand multiple uses of words (definitions in glossary and online).
    • Art includes a version of the physical activity pyramid for teens.
    • Photos and design give the chapters a refreshing student-friendly look with its dynamic four-color design.
    • Muscle art identifies the muscles used in each exercise.
    • Fit Facts give quick information about relevant topics.
    • Quotes from famous people reveal their thoughts on fitness, health, and wellness.
    • Fitness Technology offers opportunities for students to use and study technology.
    • Science in Action provides in-depth coverage of innovations in fitness, health, and wellness.
    • Self-Assessment allows students to evaluate their fitness, health, and wellness as the first step in personal planning for improvement.
    • Taking Charge and Self-Management allow students to learn self-management skills for adopting healthy behaviors and interacting with other students to solve problems encountered by hypothetical teens.
    • Taking Action features activities that are supported by the lesson plans.
    • Consumer Corner helps students become good consumers of information on fitness, health, and wellness as they learn how to separate fact from fiction.
    Web-Based Resources Fitness for Life Canada provides physical educators with numerous delivery and assessment options in health and physical education. Specifically, the program has more than 100 detailed activity- and classroom-based lesson plans that can be delivered out of the box for beginner teachers and are modifiable for experienced teachers. The lesson plans are supported with assessment and teaching materials such as worksheets, activity cards, PowerPoint slides, quizzes, chapter and unit tests, an online test bank, portfolios (including digital), demonstrations (live, video, and pictures), journals and reflections (written and video), class presentations and video presentations, and supplemental project ideas. For students, web resources are included with each student text and feature 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
    • Expanded discussions of topics marked by web icons in the text
    • Vocabulary terms with definitions
    Teacher web resources are available free with any class set purchase and include the following:
    • An introduction that describes the body of knowledge and pedagogical foundations behind Fitness for Life Canada 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
    SummaryFitness for Life Canada develops higher-order physical literacy knowledge and skills that help students become active and healthy adults. Fitness for Life Canada focuses on developing students’ knowledge of health and health-related fitness concepts, training principles, and personal physical activity and fitness program planning. That knowledge is combined with numerous self-management skills that are critical for maintaining physical activity, healthy eating, and general health behaviours. In short, Fitness for Life Canada enhances engagement, learning, and assessment while paving the way to a healthy lifestyle throughout the life span.

    Table of Contents

    Touring Fitness for Life Canada
    Unit 1 Foundations of Active and Healthy Living
    Chapter 1. Fitness, Health, and Physical Literacy
    Lesson 1.1: Lifelong Fitness, Health, and Wellness
    Self-Assessment: Physical Fitness Challenges
    Lesson 1.2: Developing Physical and Health Literacy
    Taking Charge: Learning to Self-Assess
    Self-Management: Skills for Learning to Self-Assess
    Taking Action: Fundamental Movement Skills
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 2. Adopting Healthy Lifestyles and Self-Management Skills
    Lesson 2.1: Adopting Healthy Lifestyles
    Self-Assessment: Practicing Physical Fitness Tests
    Lesson 2.2: Stages of Change and Learning Self-Management Skills
    Taking Charge: Building Knowledge and Understanding
    Self-Management: Skills for Building Knowledge and Understanding
    Taking Action: Being Active in the Outdoors
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 3. Setting Goals and Planning Personal Programs
    Lesson 3.1: Goal Setting
    Self-Assessment: Assessing Muscle Fitness
    Lesson 3.2: Personal Program Planning
    Taking Charge: Setting Goals
    Self-Management: Skills for Setting Goals
    Taking Action: Walking for Health
    Chapter Review

    Unit 2 Preparing for Lifelong Activity and Health
    Chapter 4. Engaging in Safe and Smart 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: The Warm Up
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 5. Supporting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
    Lesson 5.1: Factors Influencing Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
    Self-Assessment: Assessing Social Support
    Lesson 5.2: Social Support for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
    Taking Charge: Finding Social Support
    Self-Management: Skills for Finding Social Support
    Taking Action: Accessing Social Support
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 6. How Much Physical Activity and Fitness Is Enough?
    Lesson 6.1: How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?
    Self-Assessment: PACER and Trunk Lift
    Lesson 6.2: 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

    Unit 3 Being Active and Building Fitness
    Chapter 7. Participating in Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity
    Lesson 7.1: Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Facts
    Self-Assessment: Walking Test
    Lesson 7.2: Preparing a Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Plan
    Taking Charge: Learning to Manage Time
    Self-Management: Skills for Managing Time
    Taking Action: Your Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Plan
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 8. Developing 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 Workout
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 9. Engaging in Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity
    Lesson 9.1: Vigorous-Intensity Aerobics, Sports, and Recreation
    Self-Assessment: Assessing jogging Techniques
    Lesson 9.2: Preparing and Performing a Safe and Vigorous- Intensity Physical Activity Program
    Taking Charge: Choosing good activities
    Self-Management: Skills for Choosing Good Activities
    Taking Action: Your Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity Plan
    Chapter Review

    Unit 4 Building Muscle Fitness and Flexibility
    Chapter 10. Building Muscle Fitness: The Basics
    Lesson 10.1: Muscle Fitness Facts
    Self-Assessment: Muscle Fitness Testing
    Lesson 10.2: Building Muscle Fitness
    Taking Charge: Overcoming Barriers
    Self-Management: Skills for Overcoming Barriers
    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 and Assessing Posture
    Lesson 11.2: Ergogenic Aids and Preparing a Muscle Fitness Program
    Taking Charge: Preventing Relapse
    Self-Management: Skills for Preventing Relapse
    Taking Action: Your Muscle Fitness Exercise Plan
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 12. Developing Flexibility
    Lesson 12.1: Flexibility Facts
    Self-Assessment: Arm, Leg, and Trunk Flexibility
    Lesson 12.2: Preparing a Flexibility Exercise Program
    Taking Charge: Building Positive Attitudes
    Self-Management: Skills for Building Positive Attitudes
    Taking Action: Your Flexibility Exercise Plan
    Chapter Review

    Unit 5 Making Healthy Food and Fitness Choices
    Chapter 13 Maintaining a Healthy 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. Choosing Nutritious Food
    Lesson 14.1: A Healthy Diet
    Self-Assessment: Energy Balance
    Lesson 14.2: Making Healthy Food Choices
    Taking Charge: Saying No
    Self-Management: Skills for Saying No
    Taking Action: Burn It Up Workout
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 15. Making Good Consumer Choices
    Lesson 15.1: Health and Fitness Misconceptions
    Self-Assessment: Your Personal Fitness Battery
    Lesson 15.2: Evaluating Health Clubs, Equipment, Media, and Internet Materials
    Taking Charge: Learning to Thinking Critically
    Self-Management: Skills for Thinking Critically
    Taking Action: My Health and Fitness Club
    Chapter Review

    Unit 6. Creating Positive and Healthy Experiences
    Chapter 16 Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices
    Lesson 16.1: Lifestyle Choices for Health, Fitness, and Wellness
    Self-Assessment: Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire
    Lesson 16.2: Planning for a Healthy Lifestyle
    Taking Charge: Positive Self-Talk
    Self-Management: Skills for Positive Self-Talk
    Taking Action: Your Healthy Lifestyle Plan
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 17. Managing Stress
    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 for Managing Stress
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 18. Lifelong Leadership and Physical Activity
    Lesson 18.1: Leadership Skills in Physical Activity
    Self-Assessment: Developing Leadership Skills
    Lesson 18.2: Active Living Opportunities
    Taking Charge: Conflict Resolution
    Self-Management: Skills for Conflict Resolution
    Taking Action: Team Building
    Chapter Review

    Unit 7 Making Lifestyle Choices
    Chapter 19. Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
    Lesson 19.1: Alcohol Use and Abuse
    Science in Action: What Happens When We Combine Caffeinated Drinks and Alcohol?
    Self-Assessment: My Alcohol Knowledge
    Lesson 19.2: Drugs and Tobacco
    Taking Charge: Learning Strong Refusal Skills
    Self-Management: Skills for Strong Refusal
    Taking Action: Raising Your Awareness about Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Abuse
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 20. Reproductive and Sexual Wellness
    Lesson 20.1: Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, and the Human Sexual Response
    Self-Assessment: Sexuality Survey
    Lesson 20.2: Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Taking Charge: Improving Social Self-Perceptions
    Self-Management: Skills for Improving Self-Perception
    Taking Action: Sexual Well-Being
    Chapter Review
    Chapter 21. Healthy Relationships
    Lesson 21.1 Family Life and Family Structure
    Self-Assessment: Rate Your Relationships and Dating Violence Checklist
    Lesson 21.2: Building and Supporting Healthy Relationships
    Taking Charge: Dating Coercion and Violence
    Self-Management: Skills for Reducing Your Risk of Experiencing Dating Coercion and Violence
    Taking Action: Taking Dating Violence Seriously
    Chapter Review


    Student Web Resources
    Fitness for Life offers student supporting resources.

    The student web resource accessible with each student text includes 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
    • Expanded discussions of topics marked by web icons in the text
    • Vocabulary terms with definitions
    Teacher Web Resources
    The online teacher ancillary resources below are available free to each school adoption and purchase of a class set.  They include the following:
    • An introduction that describes the body of knowledge and pedagogical foundations behind Fitness for Life Canada 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 (see more below)
    • A test bank that teachers can use to make their own quizzes if they prefer (see more below)
    Presentation Package
    The Fitness for Life Canada presentation package includes over 450 slides of key concepts, figures, and tables for each lesson in the book.

    Test Package
    The Fitness for Life Canada test package includes a bank of over 750 true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, matching, and multiple-choice questions. Instructors can use premade tests for each chapter or each unit or create their own tests from the question bank using Respondus.

    All teacher ancillary materials for this text are free to course adopters with the purchase of a class set, and available online at