Table of contents for Fitness and health / Brian J. Sharkey, Steven E. Gaskill.

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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
About the Authors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Physical fitness.