Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness,
16th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9780357447123 | ISBN-10: 0357447123

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 608 pages

List Price USD $163.95


Take control of your personal well-being with LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS, 16th Edition. The book shows you how to assess your current behaviors, identify potential problem areas and apply practical steps to start positive changes. Real life stories from other students bring chapter concepts to life. Additionally, hands-on activities help you assess your fitness and wellness level and put chapter concepts into personal practice. Online resources reinforce key concepts through behavior modification planning activities, practice tests, online activities and labs, and a behavior change planner. Empower yourself to make positive changes and improve your health with LIFETIME PHYSICAL 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.

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.

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.

  • Updated flexibility tests, including the Finger-Touch Test, a simple test requiring less equipment, prepare students for self-assessment.
  • The cardiorespiratory endurance chapter newly focuses on the importance of avoiding excessive sitting time as a significant risk factor for early death from any cause.
  • "Behavior Modification Planning" boxes include bulleted information and research on popular topics that show students how they can make lasting changes to improve their fitness and wellness behavior. Topics include recognition of fad diet plans, nutrition and cancer prevention, cholesterol management and anger management.
  • Updated "Guidelines for Physical Activity" reflect the most recently released scientific report by the Advisory Committee from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Updated graphs, charts, tables, activities, critical-thinking questions, keys to wellness, informational boxes, behavior modification boxes, definitions of key terms, and photographs maximize student learning, content retention, and motivation for healthy lifetime behavioral change.
  • Updated chapters on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Prevention help students understand the risk factors of each, enabling them to decrease their personal risk of being affected by these two chronic diseases.
  • Unique activities immediately follow concept introductions, encouraging students to make a personal connection by applying chapter concepts to their own lives and developing a Personalized Program that fits their individual needs.
  • "Try It" critical-thinking activities accompany the "Behavior Modification Planning" boxes to encourage students to put the recommended strategies and their new knowledge into action.
  • New information explains how the body's core muscles play a vital role in back health and injury prevention.
  • Chapter-opening "Personal Profiles" ask students a series of questions about their their own fitness/wellness, showing them how their actions relate to their current level of health and outlining practical steps for behavior change. Students can build upon the profile as they read the chapter and keep the results for later review.
  • Chapter-ending "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.
  • All chapters highlight key wellness concepts and conclude with "Assess Your Behavior" and "Assess Your Knowledge" sections that ask students to evaluate the impact of the content on their own lifestyle and their understanding of the chapter through ten multiple-choice questions.

Table of Contents

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1. Physical Fitness and Wellness.
2. Behavior Modification.
3. Nutrition for Wellness.
4. Body Composition.
5. Weight Management.
6. Cardiorespiratory Endurance.
7. Muscular Fitness.
8. Muscular Flexibility.
9. Personal Fitness Programming.
10. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease.
11. Cancer Prevention.
12. Stress Assessment and Management Techniques.
13. Addictive Behavior.
14. Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections.
15. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness.
Appendix A: Physical Fitness and Wellness Profile.
Answer Key.

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