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Contents Preface Credits Introduction to the Active Life Part I Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health 1 Health Benefits of Activity and Fitness Reduce your risk for many diseases through activity and fitness 2 Activity and Mental Health Manage stress, anxiety, and depression with activity 3 Activity and Personal Health Assess your health and need for a preexercise medical exam Part II Aerobic Fitness 4 Understanding Aerobic Fitness Understand aerobic exercise and factors that influence aerobic fitness 5 Aerobic Training Effect Discover the changes stimulated in the body by systematic exercise 6 Improving Aerobic Fitness Develop a personalized program to fit your goals 7 Implementing an Aerobic Fitness Program Exercise effectively with training tips, sample programs, and solutions to common exercise problems Part III Muscular Fitness 8 Understanding Muscular Fitness Understand muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility 9 Benefits of Muscular Fitness Learn how training changes muscle and learn ways to minimize muscle soreness 10 Improving Muscular Fitness Create a personal muscular fitness program Part IV Activity and Weight Control 11 Nutrition and Health Understand the basics of good nutrition 12 Energy Balance Calculate your caloric intake and expenditure 13 Activity, Diet, and Weight Control Discover why activity is essential for weight control 14 Weight-Control Programs Develop a program using activity, food choices, and behavior therapy Part V Performance 15 Performance in Sport and Work Improve competitive performance safely and effectively 16 Environment and Performance Minimize environmental problems such as heat, cold, high altitude, and air pollution Part VI Vitality and Longevity 17 Age, Activity, and Vitality Delay aging and improve longevity with activity and healthy habits 18 Psychology of Activity Sustain activity through motivation, adherence, and goal setting 19 Activity and the Quality of Life Learn how activity contributes to your quality of life Glossary References Index About the Authors
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