Fitness and Wellness,
14th Edition

Werner W.K. Hoeger, Sharon A. Hoeger, Cherie I. Hoeger, Amber L. Fawson

ISBN-13: 9780357367810 | ISBN-10: 0357367812

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 320 pages

List Price USD $120.95


Take control of your health—and life—with FITNESS & WELLNESS. Reflecting the latest research and practical guidelines on nutrition, fitness, and disease prevention, the 14th Edition equips you with the tools you need to make positive choices for your health. After assessing your current habits, you can immediately use the book's step-by-step instruction and hands-on activities to start making positive behavior changes in your own life. In addition, engaging photos, illustrations, and descriptive examples in each chapter help you visualize key concepts, while online resources, including behavior modification planning activities, practice tests, online labs, and a behavior change planner, extend your learning beyond the classroom. Empower yourself to make positive changes and improve your health and quality of life with FITNESS & WELLNESS.

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Meet the Authors

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Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators). Dr. Hoeger received his master’s degree at age 20 and his doctorate degree at age 24, both in exercise science. A former Winter Olympian and All-American athlete, Dr. Hoeger developed many of the popular fitness assessment tools in use today, including the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests. Recipient of the Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship at Boise State, and a renowned expert and lecturer, Dr. Hoeger continues to be active in the areas of exercise physiology, physical fitness, and wellness. He has published multiple editions of his fitness and wellness titles, including the Cengage texts FITNESS & WELLNESS, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS & WELLNESS, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS, WELLNESS: GUIDELINES FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, and WATER AEROBICS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS.

Sharon A. Hoeger is Vice President of Fitness and Wellness, Inc. in Boise, Idaho and holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University. Co-author of five Cengage texts, Sharon Hoeger researches current scientific information for revisions and develops accompanying interactive software applications -- innovations that set the standard for fitness and wellness software today. The Hoeger husband-and-wife team has been working, innovating, and training together for four decades.

Cherie I. Hoeger received her degree in English with an emphasis in editing for publication. During the last 18 years, as a freelance writer and editor, Cherie has been writing research and marketing copy for client magazines, newsletters, and websites and contracting as a textbook copy editor for Cengage Learning (previously under the Thomson Learning and the Brooks/Cole brands). She began working on the Hoeger Fitness & Wellness book titles ten years ago, initially as a freelance editor and researcher, and subsequently as co-author on three of the textbooks.

Amber L. Fawson received her degree in English with an emphasis in editing for publication. Her 19 years of experience in publishing include roles as an Editorial Coordinator for BYU Studies, Assistant Editor for Cengage, and freelance writer and editor of tertiary education textbooks and workbooks. Amber is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has also coauthored seven textbooks of the Hoeger Fitness and Wellness series.

  • A fresh new design with a modern and visually stimulating layout engages students and makes information easier to locate and recall.
  • Reflecting recent research and advances in the field, the new edition provides the most up-to-date coverage and authoritative guidelines on nutrition, fitness and disease prevention.
  • New “Key to Wellness” feature boxes guide and inspire readers with unique author insights on key concepts in fitness and wellness.
  • An updated Chapter 5 (renamed Personal Fitness Programming) helps students realistically choose exercise options that will be a success with their current lifestyle. The new Activity 5.1 leads students through a reflection to help them discover what aspects of an exercise regimen they personally enjoy.
  • New figures, graphs, informational boxes and photos highlight key content and bring concepts to life.
  • Behavior modification content from Chapter 1 is now presented in a separate chapter (Chapter 2). Throughout the text, up-to-the-minute research and realistic, personalized advice help students set achievable, motivating goals.
  • End-of-chapter "Assess Your Knowledge" multiple-choice review questions focus on core concepts so students can test their understanding of key material. Answers are provided at the end of the book.
  • Inspiring "Real-Life Stories" in each chapter use first person narratives to describe how other students have made positive health changes in their own lives, detailing the challenges they faced and the strategies they used to overcome them—enabling students to learn from their peers.
  • "Behavior Modification Planning" boxes include bulleted information and research on popular topics, highlighting ways students can change their fitness and wellness behavior. Accompanying "Try It" critical-thinking activities prompt students to put the recommended strategies and their own knowledge into action.
  • Helping students quickly find a personal connection to chapter concepts, 16 hands-on activities promote active learning and assess students' fitness and wellness levels. Critical-thinking questions conclude many of the activities, encouraging students to apply what they learn to their own personal fitness and wellness goals.
  • End-of-chapter "Assess Your Behavior" sections help students evaluate their current behavior as it relates to chapter topics and highlight areas they need to change to improve their fitness and wellness.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness.
2. Behavior Modification.
3. Assessment of Physical Fitness.
4. Exercise Prescription.
5. Personal Fitness Programming.
6. Nutrition for Wellness.
7. Weight Management.
8. Stress Management.
9. A Healthy Lifestyle Approach.
10. Relevant Fitness and Wellness Issues.
Appendix A: Strength-Training Exercises.
Appendix B: Flexibility Exercises.
Appendix C: Exercises for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain.
Appendix D: Contraindicated Exercises.
Answer Key.

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