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Fit to Be Well, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Essential Concepts

Author(s): Alton L. Thygerson, EdD, FAWM, Brigham Young University
Steven M. Thygerson, PhD, MSPH
  • ISBN-13: 9781284042429
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     440 pages      © 2016
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data.

Fit to Be Well:  Essential Concepts, Fourth Edition provides simple, easy-to-implement approaches to achieving overall health and fitness, which can be efficiently integrated into a student's lifestyle and schedule. It's content is organized in a succinct, easy-to-navigate manner that will help students become more aware of each aspect of a physically fit lifestyle.  Using a wealth of special features and online learning tools, the text encourages students to improve their eating habits by incorporating healthier foods into their diet, increase their level of physical activity, keep their body composition and weight at a healthy level, increase their self-esteem, and reduce stress. An integrated lab manual, found at the end of the text, helps students build and implement a fitness program that will work with their individual needs and schedules.

New & Key Features to the Fourth Edition

  • New special feature box, Medical News You Can Use
  • NEW and Updated! Medical News You Can Use boxes added to every chapter to expose learners with current information to help them increase their overall health and fitness
  • NEW! Incorporates new information on using smartphone apps and other devices for fitness and wellness
  • NEW! Includes contemporary fitness routines such as CrossFit, HIIT, and more
  • NEW! Provides readers with the A Body Shape Index (ABSI) calculation to allow them to assess and understand their health risk factors
  • Details productive and counterproductive methods to cope with stress
  • Includes a body shape index for body composition calculation
  • Emphasizes Healthy People 2020 objectives

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Applicable Courses

Written for fitness and wellness course within the departments of Fitness, PE, and HPER

Chapter  1  Introduction
Chapter  2  Health Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise
Chapter  3  Changing to a Healthy Lifestyle
Chapter  4  Preparing for Physical Activity and Exercise
Chapter  5  Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Chapter  6  Flexibility
Chapter  7  Muscular Strength
Chapter  8  Nutrition
Chapter  9  Body Composition
Chapter  10  Stress Management
Chapter  11  Making Informed Decisions

Alton L. Thygerson, EdD, FAWM-Brigham Young University

Dr. Alton L.Thygerson was born and raised in Texas where as a high school senior he won the Texas State 100-yard and 220-yard dashes. He attended BYU on an athletic scholarship and was a conference champ in the 100-yard dash. As of 2006 he has taught a total of 43 years: BYU, Chabot College (CA), and Cambell Union High School Disctrict (CA). His five sons have all gone into a health or safety related field. He has authored over 40 books for various organizations such as--the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), National Safety Council, Wilderness Medical Society, American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Thygerson has also authored 1,200 Deseret News weekly articles.

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Steven M. Thygerson, PhD, MSPH

Dr. Steven M. Thygerson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University. Prior to his appointment at BYU, he worked for 9 years in various occupational and environmental health settings, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a researcher, Eastman Kodak Company as the site industrial hygienist and safety engineer and most recently at the Workers Compensation Fund as the Senior Safety and Health Consultant. Steve is now excited to train students in occupational safety and health systems and programs in order to provide a safer workplace for people throughout the world. Steve is affiliated with national associations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Society of Safety Engineers. He received his B.S. in Zoology from BYU, his MSPH from the University of Utah and his Ph.D. in environmental health from Colorado State University. He is also certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene (CIH). His wife Adrianne is a graduate of BYU in conservation biology. Together, they have 4 children: Jakob, Tanner, McKinley and Anders. Hobbies include hiking, camping, skiing, rock climbing, golfing, home projects and geocaching.

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  • This is a great book for any health sciences majors, but it is an excellent book for the general population to increase their physical fitness.

    -Doody's Book Review

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ISBN-13: 9781284042429

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