Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness,
15th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9780357020258
Copyright 2020 | Published
656 pages | List Price: USD $130.95

Accept the wellness challenge with PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 15th Edition! Designed to get you off the couch and into an active lifestyle, this book challenges you to be your best self and inspire others while you’re at it. By adopting key behavior modification techniques and making small changes in your life, obstacles disappear--along with bad habits. This book also gives you the tools to create the right exercise program for your values, make solid nutrition choices, lead an active lifestyle and overcome any barriers to personal change you may face. To support you all the way, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 15th Edition, offers interactive tools such as exercise videos, online labs and self-assessments for maintaining your healthy lifestyle.


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

  • Wener W.K. Hoeger

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Fitness Advances: Chapter revisions include the latest research and recommendations from academic literature and professional health, fitness, and sports medicine conferences.

  • New “Key to Wellness” boxes have been added as a continuous chapter feature to highlight key concepts for students.

  • An increased focus on the mind-body connection throughout the wellness section and new, helpful direction for choosing goals help students align their goals with their individual tastes and personal natures.

  • Redesigned figures illustrate the leading causes of death, along with new information about medical error, a prominent and under-reported cause of death.

  • The latest information from behavioral science ensures that students receive the most current information available. Updated topics include loss aversion; choosing a growth verses a fixed mindset; serotonin and dopamine and their role in changing behavior; the latest information on fad diets and the detrimental consequences of excessive body weight and yo-yo dieting; information connecting stress with visceral body fat; phytonutrients, nuts and probiotics; updated data on recent trends in substance abuse; updates on the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders; an increased focus on the mind-body connection throughout the wellness section; and more.

  • Updated cardiorespiratory endurance assessment and exercise prescription principles conform with the newly released 2018 Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

  • New figures and artwork illustrate such topics as the connection between physical activity and android obesity, the use of periodization for personal fitness, the stages of cancer, the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation, and the real-time effects of the fight-or-flight mechanism on the body and the long-term physiological risks of repeated activation of this mechanism due to chronic stress.

  • Updated Online Journal questions in MindTap help reinforce understanding and tie behavior change into every chapter.

  • Values Focus: Leveraging the Hoeger focus on personal values, students create exercise plans around their needs and priorities when choosing exercise types, amounts and frequencies.

  • Academic Fitness: Select among the largest variety of labs available in a fitness text, each with classroom or homework activities to complete in the workbook or online using the MindTap learning platform.

  • Healthy Steps: Included with all Hoeger fitness and wellness texts, “Behavior Modification Planning” features boost fitness and wellness by replacing poor habits with new, healthy behaviors.

  • Living Wellness: "Real Life Stories" inspire readers with strategies and setbacks from others on the path to positive, lasting change.

  • FAQ Features: "Frequently Asked Questions" at the beginning of chapters set up readings with popular discussions on fitness.

  • Healthy Actions: "Critical Thinking" features lead students through personal wellness and career problems and then challenge them to create realistic solutions.

  • Author Insights: “Key to Wellness” boxes guide and inspire readers with unique author insights on key concepts in fitness and wellness.

  • Practical Problems: "Critical Thinking" asks students to apply wellness concepts to issues they will face in life or on the job and helps them develop realistic solutions.

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