Concepts of Physical Fitness: Active Lifestyles for Wellness by Karen Welk, Gregory Welk, Charles Corbin, William Corbin
- 17th Edition
- Karen Welk, Gregory Welk, Charles Corbin, William Corbin
- McGraw-Hill Education
A proven philosophy for teaching lifetime fitness and wellness… “Health is available to Everyone for a Lifetime, and it’s Personal.”
The goal of Concepts of Physical Fitness: Active Lifestyles for Wellness described in terms of the “HELP” philosophy stated above-—is to help all people make personal lifestyle changes that promote health, fitness, and wellness over a lifetime. Organized into concise concepts that make it easy for students to learn, Concepts of Physical Fitness is now integrated with online activities and assessments that enable students to apply the latest research on fitness and wellness to their own lives.
- New HELP activities encourage students to reflect, think critically, and apply the HELP philosophy to their lives.
- New icons link text to additional online features and resources, interactive quizzes, video activities, and study aids.
- Chapter-opening Health Goals reflect the priorities of Healthy People 2020, helping students link personal goals with national goals.
- In the News boxes inform students about current topics, trends, reports, and research findings, and Strategies for Action boxes provide practical tips for applying that information to their own lives.
- Detailed illustrations show students exactly how to perform strength training and flexibility exercises.
Text & Chapter features of Concepts of Physical Fitness: Active Lifestyles for Wellness
- Tied to student learning outcomes and objectives, Connect for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness and Concepts of Physical Fitness contains an integrated multimedia ebook and Connect for instructors (of whom 65% use the internet to teach) to assign new and updated online pre-built activities, create and edit assignments, produce video lectures, upload their own articles or videos, and produce reports for their course sections.
- Integration with any course management system: All Connect content can now be accessed with a single sign-on directly from within any course management system and the grades go directly to the course management system grade center (where students’ assignments are located).
- Improved labs: There are fully graded online interactive labs.
- Further supporting the need for students to fully understand the relevance of the material, new Learning Objectives introduce each chapter, highlighting what students will know and be able to do once they’ve studied the content. These Learning Objectives coincide with the challenges and goals instructors outline for the course.
- All data—throughout the text, illustrations, and feature boxes—is being painstakingly researched and updated to reflect the most current information, guidelines, and products in the field. In the News boxes report on current topics and trends and provide tips on becoming a better consumer. Technology Updates inform students of the latest products and developments for getting the most out of a physical activity program. The latest ACSM guidelines, MyPlate nutrition analysis information, and a host of other updates in disease prevention and management and health promotion are included throughout.
- This new feature focuses on research and events that affect health and wellness, concluding with critical thinking questions that spur debate in the classroom and provide opportunities for further outside discussion.
- Strategies for Action sections more effectively focus on key self-management skills and provide background information on the specific assessment and planning opportunities presented within the Lab Activities. Detailed instructions and illustrations in the Lab Activities show students exactly how to perform the assessments and exercises.
- A revised Healthy People 2020 feature has been designed to help students understand the importance of the national health objectives, asking them to critically think how their behaviors impact the overall objectives. As this box culminates the chapter rather than introduces it, the student is better informed to understand the relevance of these important health objectives and how they impact public policy, community programs, and personal decisions.
- Fully Updated. Includes current statistics and physical activity recommendations from many sources including the New Physical Activity Plan, Healthy People 2020, and the American Heart Association.
- HELP stands for “Health is available for Everyone for a Lifetime, and it’s Personal.” At its core Corbin encourages and empowers lifestyle changes that promote health, fitness, and wellness. HELP boxes in each chapter encourage students to reflect, and apply HELP to their lives. The revised Physical Activity Pyramid visually highlights the various levels of physical activity students should incorporate to achieve a balanced, active lifestyle. Carefully designed lab activities help students assess their current health status and risks and help them design a personal program focused on creating and sustaining lifelong healthy behaviors.
- The Physical Activity Pyramid has been completely revised. As a reoccurring image throughout the text, this image has been reworked to better highlight the various levels of physical activity. The revised pyramid will foster reflection and better understanding of the various types and benefits of physical activity presented all through the text as well as how to incorporate physical activity into everyday life.
- Authors offer expanded information on topics of interest on the Online Learning Center. The text has been better integrated with the online materials. More descriptive icons have been added to better identify specific types of information – from videos and quizzes to expanded discussion on pertinent topics.
- Many are integrated into the text discussion allowing for a seamless relationship between art and narrative.
- Boxed features such as “Technology Update”, “In the News”, “Strategies for Action”, and bolded key terms help students understand and interpret health-related information and resources.
- Using a proven conceptual format– brief, focused concepts rather than lengthy chapters—Concepts delivers information in a useful and concise way that is organized to focus on “process” (or lifestyle changes) and the development of important self-management skills, along with an early coverage of planning, so students can apply the concepts immediately. The organization of the text makes it easy for the reader to easily see the main takeaway points as reinforced through the concept-opening material and main headings.
- The tear-out labs help students better understand the link between concept and application. New topics include Setting Goals for Moderate Physical Activity and Self-Monitoring (Logging), Evaluating Posture, Time Management, and Breast and Testicular Self-Exams.