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Fit To Be Well, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Alton L. Thygerson, EdD, FAWM, Brigham Young University
Steven M. Thygerson, PhD, MSPH
  • ISBN-13: 9781284146684
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     442 pages      © 2019
Price: $84.95 US List
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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, Fifth Edition provides students with the tools they need to achieve their health and fitness goals by delving into exercise, proper nutrition, and stress management. Serving as a road map in a journey focused on sustaining your health and improving your quality of life, Fit to Be Well begins with your current level of fitness before exploring ways of achieving increased cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, and flexibility; maintaining a healthy weight; and learning how to relax. Its content is organized in a succinct, easy-to-navigate manner that incorporates evidence-based medical sources alongside a range of rich pedagogical features that emphasize important concepts and applications.

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.


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Features & Benefits

  • Includes the latest research identifying additional health benefits of regular physical activity, including treating dementia and lowering the risk of heart disease and some cancers
  • Incorporates Healthy People 2020’s new physical activity objectives
  • Contains several new "Medical News You Can Use" features describing the latest research on physical activity and nutrition
  • Incorporates the recommendations of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as well as information about the new Nutrition Facts label design
  • Expands coverage on a range of vital topics, including wearable fitness technology, selecting appropriate footwear, and the importance of sleep
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 and Endurance
Chapter  8  Nutrition
Chapter  9  Body Composition and Body Weight
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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