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This book will help you decide what kinds of physical activities you need and help you develop a personal fitness plan for getting fit on your own. You will learn about the benefits of being fit.
Motivate students to- become informed consumers in matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness; learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles; learn lifelong fitness and physical activity concepts;- take personal responsibility for program planning and setting individualized goals; recognize and overcome the barriers to reaching their activity and fitness goals; use technology to promote healthy living and to separate fact from fiction; and assess personal progress using a variety of tools, including Fitnessgam/Activitygram. Fitness for Life, the original and best-selling middle and high school text for teaching lifelong health and fitness, just got better. Authors Charles B. Corbin and Ruth Lindsey raised the bar several notches for middle and high school fitness texts, retaining the strengths from their previous edition and adding numerous new features and enhancements. So what's new?For starters, Fitness for Life is fully updated with increased emphases on personal responsibility for program planning,individualized goal setting, recognizing and overcoming barriers to regular exercise, and using technology to benefit physical fitness and health rather than detract from it. In addition, this text is supported by a comprehensive new set of support materials, including detailed lesson plans, ready-to-use assessments and teacher resources, worksheets for creating student workbooks, videos, music, graphics packages, a Spanish-translation e-book on CD, and more. We've even added complete Web support through a new site that provides expanded information for students and teachers, allowing more in-depth coverage of topics of the teacher`s choice. Here's an overview of all the new features of Fitness for Life:New Book and Course Structure- New pedagogically sound format including lesson objectives that are consistent with state and national health and fitness goals- Chapter and unit structure consistent with school-year structure New Text Features- Web icons in text to direct students to a variety of quality Internet resources on the Fitness for Life Web site (www.FitnessForLife.org)- New anatomical art designed to teach students the benefits of specific exercises- New content based on input from an experienced editorial board- Physical activity features that are fun and educational-"Taking Charge, " a feature that allows students to help one another learn self-management skills though active discussion-Self-assessments for each chapter-Fitnessgram/activitygram assessments embedded in the self-assessment program-Extensive chapter review materials; Increased Emphasis on Adapting Lifelong Healthy Behavior- A greater focus on teens' taking personal responsibility for their own fitness and physical activity, and showing them how to do so- New instruction on self-management skills that promote active and healthy behavior- A recognition of the barriers to regular exercise and how to overcome those barriers-Guidance on individualized goal setting-Ways to use technology to implement the course and help students improve their levels of fitness New Art and Design--New unit openers, adding more color to an already bright and attractive book-Extensive new art and photos that appeal to teen readers, including new anatomical art designed to teach students the benefits of specific exercises Enhanced Teaching Aids--Fitness for Life Web site features additional content-Web icons in textbook flag content that can be explored in greater depth on the Web site-Highlighted lesson vocabulary with Spanish translations on the Web site-Extensive ancillary materials to facilitate teaching and student learning-Activity cards for exercise circuits and self-assessments-Vocabulary cards to help teach key concepts and terms.
Fitness for Life: Middle Schoolprovides a foundation for students to be physically active and fit throughout their whole lives. This middle school version of the award-winning high school text Fitness for Lifemeets the new NASPE National Physical Education Standards and state standards, and it is an ideal companion to the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM assessment program. This book includes everything that made the original Fitness for Lifeone of the most widely used and respected high school texts. In addition, Fitness for Life: Middle Schoolfollows the IDEA formula: I = Integrates with other academic areas (e. g. , math, science, language arts) D = Developmentally appropriate for middle school students E = Educationally and pedagogically sound A = Articulates with the high school level Fitness for LifeIn Fitness for Life: Middle School, students follow the recommendations of the Physical Activity Pyramid to perform the correct amounts and kinds of activities. They also learn these skills: -Assess their own fitness levels and develop plans for improvement using short- and long-term goals -Develop skills to help them build self-esteem, communicate effectively, deal with peer pressure, and handle other social concerns -Understand how their bodies work so they can move more effectively and efficientlyFitness for Life: Middle Schoolis coauthored by Charles Corbin, a world-renowned expert in teaching lifetime fitness; Guy Le Masurier, who was an editor for Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and who coauthored the Children's Physical Activity Guidelines for NASPE; and Dolly Lambdin, a nationally recognized leader in the field. The text includes 18 lessons organized into 9 chapters. The lessons guide students in developing the skills they need in order to enjoy physical activity and explore the topics of body composition and nutrition, aerobics, sports, recreation, flexibility, and muscle fitness. The final chapter focuses on how to develop a healthful, active living. Each chapter includes the following elements: -Two lessons designed for the classroom portion of the class -A "Moving Together" feature that uses physical activity scenarios to address social issues of importance to middle-schoolers -A "Biomechanical Principles" feature that analyzes components of human movement -A "Take It Home" feature that guides students in independent projects that reinforce classroom lessons and encourage community interaction -A chapter reviewThere are other features throughout the book: -"Fit Facts" that offer interesting facts about health and fitness -Lesson vocabulary listing the key terms in each lesson -Web addresses that direct students to the Fitness for Life Web site for more content -Review questions for each lessonFitness for Life: Middle Schoolnot only sets the stage for high school by exposing middle-schoolers to a variety of developmentally appropriate and fun physical activities, but it also helps prepare them for a lifetime of health and fitness.
Text contains the Following -- Unit 1: Getting Started. Unit 2: Becoming and Staying Physically Active. Unit 3: Physical Activity Pyramid: Level 2 Activities. Unit 4: Physical Activity Pyramid: Level 3 Activities. Unit 5: Healthy Choices. Unit 6: Wellness and Personal Program Planning.
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