Fully Revised and Updated Edition of a Comprehensive Physical Activity Text
Physical Activity and Health: An Interactive Approach systematically covers the basic essentials of physical fitness and health. This student-friendly text is accessible to learners from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and presents key concepts in a clear and easy to identify format. Students will gain the ability to make fully-informed decisions about health and wellness and will be encouraged to commit to a lifelong fitness plan. The fully revised and updated fourth edition includes updated MyPlate and nutrition information, the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans, and revised sections on consumer health and reproductive anatomy.
New to this Edition:
*Expanded coverage of epidemiology, risk factors, and preventative care
*My Physical Activity and Exercise Pyramid graphic which integrates the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the ACSM exercise guidelines for optimal health
New art and graphics
*MyPlate 2010 US Dietary Guidelines and Healthy People 2020
*Updated chapter on Consumer Health discussing health fraud, health literacy, understanding the health care system and more
*Expanded coverage of Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges
*New details on body fat distribution, abdominal obesity and its effect on destructive metabolic abnormities.
*Developing healthy sexual relationships and managing one's fertility
*Revised unit on cardiovascular disease, cancer and STD's as well a show to protect yourself and delay their onset