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Physical Activity & Health, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Jerome E. Kotecki, HSD, Professor, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • ISBN-13: 9781284102307
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     666 pages      © 2018
Price: $129.95 US List
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Physical Activity & Health, Fifth Edition  assists and encourage students in developing a personalized physical activity and health plan based on information gleaned from the latest scientific evidence and research. The text uses a distinct interactive approach that instills confidence in students to improve their health and well-being. Through its clear and systematic coverage of the essentials of personal health and fitness, Physical Activity & Health equips students with the information, skills, and practical know-how to gain control of their health.

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Key Features:

  • NEW – “Assess Yourself” workbook activities have been incorporated into the text and are included in Navigate 2 as writable PDFs
  • NEW – “Where Am I?” boxes provide students with the opportunity to assess their readiness to change using the Stages of Change behavior change model
  • NEW – “The Me I Want to Be” boxes encourage students to construct a personal action plan while also measuring the reader’s level of self-efficacy 
  • UPDATED – Revised statistics and data incorporated throughout the text reflect the current state of physical activity and health status in the U.S and around the world

Applicable Courses

This text easily accommodates a variety of physical activity, fitness, wellness, and personal health courses.

Chapter  1  The Physical Activity and Health Connection
Chapter  2  Understanding and Enhancing Health Behaviors
Chapter  3  Principles of Physical Fitness Development
Chapter  4  The Heart of Physical Fitness: Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Chapter  5  The Power of Resistance Training: Strengthening Your Health
Chapter  6  Focus on Flexibility: Stretching for Better Health
Chapter  7  Optimal Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle
Chapter  8  Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Chapter  9  Achieving Optimal Bone Health
Chapter  10  Mental Health and Coping with Stress
Chapter  11  Making Informed Decisions About Drug Use
Chapter  12  Consumer Health
Chapter  13  Developing Healthy Social and Intimate Relationships
Chapter  14  Protecting Your Cardiovascular System
Chapter  15  Reducing Your Cancer Risk
Chapter  16  Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
Appendix  A  Injury Care and Prevention
Appendix  B  Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)

Jerome E. Kotecki, HSD-Professor, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Jerome E. Kotecki is a Professor of Health Science in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science located within the College of Health at Ball State University. Dr. Kotecki earned his doctorate in health education and his master’s degree in exercise science from Indiana University. Dr. Kotecki has published more than forty scientific research papers on the prevention, arrest, and reversal of the most common chronic diseases facing Americans today. He has authored or coauthored multiple textbooks on the importance of healthy lifestyle habits to enhance the multidimensional components of human health and prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other chronic conditions. An experienced teacher and researcher, he is devoted to helping students adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. Dr. Kotecki has been recognized for his contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning by his department, college, and university. 

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ISBN-13: 9781284102307

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