Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness,
15th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9781337392686
Copyright 2019 | Published
576 pages | List Price: USD $217.95

Helping you take control of your health, LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 15th Edition, provides the information and tools you need to make positive choices and lasting change. Assess your current behaviors, identify potential problem areas and apply practical steps to start positive changes. Vivid illustrations, descriptive examples and personal testimonies from other students bring chapter concepts to life. Hands-on activities help you assess your fitness and wellness level and put chapter concepts into personal practice, while Chapter 9 gives you the confidence to write your own exercise programs for every stage of life. Online resources reinforce key concepts through behavior modification planning activities, practice tests, online labs and a behavior change planner. Empower yourself to make positive changes and improve your health with LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS.


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.

  • 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.

  • Enabling students to immediately connect with text concepts, Chapter 1: "Physical Fitness and Wellness" includes a new focus on the ways daily physical activity and exercise work together to increase lifetime wellness.

  • Chapter 4: "Body Composition" has been reorganized to help students better understand how body weight and shape affect lifetime health outcomes.

  • Chapter 5: "Weight Management" has been revamped with new material to help students understand how thoughts and feelings affect weight maintenance.

  • "Personal Profile" features open every chapter, asking students a series of questions regarding the status of their own fitness/wellness. This inventory draws students into the text by immediately showing them how their actions are related 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.

  • Over 50 activities promote active learning and assess students' fitness and wellness levels--helping students make a personal connection as they apply chapter concepts directly to their own lives. Critical-thinking questions at the end of many activities encourage students to apply what they have learned to their personal fitness and wellness goals.

  • "Behavior Modification Planning" boxes include bulleted information and research on popular topics that highlight ways students 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. Accompanying "Try It" critical-thinking activities encourage students to put the recommended strategies and their new knowledge into action.

  • Enabling students to learn from their peers, 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.

  • "Assess Your Knowledge" multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter focus on core concepts so students can test their understanding of key material. Answers are provided at the end of the book.

  • Making concepts more relevant, "Assess Your Behavior" sections at the end of each chapter 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.

  • "Frequently Asked Questions" address the most common issues, beliefs and concerns expressed by students and connect the answers to the chapter concepts.

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