Fitness and Wellness,
13th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9781337392907
Copyright 2019 | Published
336 pages | List Price: USD $130.95

Take control of your health--and life--with FITNESS AND WELLNESS. Reflecting the latest research and practical guidelines on nutrition, fitness and disease prevention, the 13th Edition equips you with the tools you need to make positive choices for your health. After assessing your current habits, you soon will be following the book's easy steps to start positive behavior changes. Hands-on activities let you immediately apply what you learn to your own life, while engaging visuals and descriptive examples in each chapter help you visualize key concepts. A wealth of online resources extend your learning beyond the classroom and 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 FITNESS AND WELLNESS.


1. Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness.
2. Assessment of Physical Fitness.
3. Exercise Prescription.
4. Evaluating Fitness Activities.
5. Nutrition for Wellness.
6. Weight Management.
7. Stress Management.
8. A Healthy Lifestyle Approach.
9. 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.

  • 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.

  • Providing the most up-to-date coverage available, FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 13th Edition, incorporates the latest statistics and authoritative guidelines on nutrition, fitness and disease prevention throughout the text.

  • All-new sections discuss implementation intentions (Chapter 1), the connection between body shape and disease risk (Chapter 2), glycemic index and glycemic load (Chapter 5) and dynamic energy balance (Chapter 6).

  • The cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness and flexibility assessments in Chapter 2 conform with the newly released 2018 Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

  • Helping students quickly find a personal connection to chapter concepts, 15 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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • "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 for each student, "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.

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