This innovative new textbook, with a full suite of related resources, has been created to support student development and enhancement of healthy behaviors that influence their lifestyle choices and health and fitness.
A key feature of this curriculum is the complete integration of physical education and health concepts and skills to maximize student interest, learning, and application. This objective was accomplished by combining the expertise of our author teams from two related textbooks--Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, and Health for Life.
This is not just a health textbook with a few physical education concepts thrown in. School systems that want a single textbook to help them address national, state, and local standards for both physical education and health education will find that this book provides them a unique and cost-effective option.
PART I—FITNESS FOR LIFE
Unit I. Building a Foundation
Chapter 1. Fitness, Health, and Wellness for All
Chapter 2. Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle and Self-Management Skills
Chapter 3. Goal Setting and Program Planning
Unit II. Becoming and Staying Physically Active
Chapter 4. Getting Started in Physical Activity
Chapter 5. How Much Is Enough?
Chapter 6. Skill Learning and Injury Prevention
Unit III. Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity
Chapter 7. Moderate Physical Activity
Chapter 8. Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Chapter 9. Vigorous Physical Activity
Unit IV. Muscle Fitness and Flexibility
Chapter 10. Muscle Fitness Basics
Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness Applications
Chapter 12. Flexibility
Unit V. Healthy Choices
Chapter 13. Body Composition
Chapter 14. Physical Activity Program Planning
Chapter 15. Making Good Consumer Choices
Unit VI. Moving Through Life
Chapter 16. Strategies for Active Living
Chapter 17. The Science of Active Living
Chapter 18. Lifelong Activity
PART TWO—HEALTH FOR LIFE
Unit I. Understanding Health and Wellness
Chapter 19. Introduction to Health and Wellness
Chapter 20. Health Behavior Change and Personal Health
Chapter 21. Choosing Healthy Lifestyles
Unit II. Preventing Disease and Seeking Care
Chapter 22. Understanding Your Body
Chapter 23. Diseases and Disability
Chapter 24. Emotional Health and Wellness
Chapter 25. Health Care Consumerism
Unit III. Embracing Priority Lifestyles
Chapter 26. Nutrition: Foundations for Healthy Eating
Chapter 27. Nutrition: Energy Balance and Consumer Nutrition
Chapter 28. Stress Management
Unit IV. Building Relationships and Lifelong Health
Chapter 29. Healthy Relationships and Family Living
Chapter 12. Reproductive and Sexual Health
Chapter 30. Health and Wellness Throughout Life
Unit V. Avoiding Destructive Habits
Chapter 31. Tobacco
Chapter 32. Alcohol
Chapter 33. Drugs and Medicine
Unit VI. Creating Healthy and Safe Communities
Chapter 34. Safety and First Aid
Chapter 35. A Healthy Environment
Chapter 36. Community and Public Health
Dr. Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin, PhD is Professor Emeritus in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University. He co-authored two successful health series for use in grades K-8, and is senior author of several award winning elementary, middle school, high school, and college texts including Fitness for Life: Elementary School, Fitness for Life: Middle School, Fitness for Life (6th ed.), all winners of Texty Awards (Text and Academic Authors Association-TAA), and Concepts of Physical Fitness (17th ed.) winner of the McGuffey Award (TAA).
Karen E. McConnell, PhD, a Professor at Pacific Lutheran University, is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and has taught at the university level of more than 15 years in areas related to health and fitness education, curriculum and assessment, and exercise science. She has written or contributed to over a dozen book chapters and texts including the teacher’s resources for Fitness for Life (5th and 6th Ed).
Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Vancouver Island University, British Columbia, Canada. He has published numerous articles related to youth physical activity and physical education and coauthored the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Physical Activity Guidelines for Children. Dr. Le Masurier has given more than 30 research and professional presentations at national and regional meetings.
David E. Corbin, PhD, taught health education at the high school level for many years before beginning a career in health education at the college level. He is emeritus professor of health education and public health at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where he taught for over 30 years. He has authored, coauthored, or edited four other health-related books, and is a fellow and lifetime member of the American School Health Association.
Terri D. Farrar, PhD, is a visiting assistant professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She has taught health and fitness at the high school level for 20 years, and teaches health and fitness pedagogy at Pacific Lutheran.