Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness,
14th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9781337099974
Copyright 2018 | Published
624 pages | List Price: USD $114.95

Exercise, eat right, and thrive! Emphasizing the importance of a fitness and wellness lifestyle, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 14th Edition, challenges you to meet your personal fitness and wellness goals, and shows you how to inspire others to do the same. This includes behavior modification techniques through sensible approaches and a strong focus on the practical ways you can incorporate changes into in your daily life. By the end of the course, you will feel proficient in creating an exercise program suited to your values, making nutrition choices, crafting an active lifestyle, and overcoming barriers to personal change. PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 14th Edition, also offers interactive learning tools such as exercise videos, online labs, and self-assessments, which bring topics to life and help you maintain your new 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This edition has been visually recharged with a new, modern and stimulating layout. New visually compelling figures include Figure 1.4 on the leading causes of death by age; Figure 1.8 on choosing an active lifestyle; and Figure 9.7, a quick-reference flow chart that summarizes recommendations from chapters on cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training, in a two-page spread.

  • All chapters have been rethought and reorganized with new headings and enhanced introductory text. In particular, chapter 9 has been entirely reworked to act as a capstone to the chapters on cardio, strength, and flexibility, giving students complete confidence to write their own exercise programs.

  • The Hoeger focus on personal values is incorporated throughout the text, helping students create permanent lifestyle changes to fit their needs and priorities. For example, the new Lab 9A helps students consider their values when choosing mode and volume of exercise and daily physical activity.

  • Each chapter's contents have been extensively revised and updated according to recent advances and recommendations in the field, including information reported in the academic literature and at professional health, fitness, and sports medicine conferences.

  • Healthy Habits: All Hoeger fitness and wellness texts include “Behavior Modification Planning,” which delivers practical tips on how to replace existing habits with those that boost fitness and wellness.

  • Inspiring Accounts: "Real Life Stories" in each chapter demonstrates the many strategies students followed on the road to making positive health changes, as well as the hurdles they cleared along the way.

  • Topical FAQs: Starting out each chapter, "Frequently Asked Questions" targets popular discussions on fitness and introduces students to the readings that follow.

  • 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.

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

  • Active Learning: Choose from the largest variety of labs available in a fitness text, each complete with activities suitable for the classroom or homework. Students can tear out the perforated pages or complete online using MindTap® interactive software.

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