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Author Sharkey, Brian J.
Title Fitness and health / Brian J. Sharkey.
Imprint Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, 1997.
Edition 4th ed.

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Author Sharkey, Brian J.
Subject Sports -- Physiological aspects.
Physical fitness.
Exercise -- Physiological aspects.
Exercise -- physiology.
Physical Fitness -- physiology.
Alt Name Sharkey, Brian J. Physiology of fitness. 3rd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 417 pages) : illustrations
Edition 4th ed.
Note Revision of thr 3rd ed. of Physiology of fitness published in 1990 by Human Kinetics.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-406) and index.
Contents Introduction to the Active Life -- Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health -- Health Benefits of Activity and Fitness: Activity and fitness reduce the risk of many diseases -- Activity and Mental Health: How activity helps us deal with stress while reducing anxiety and depression -- Activity and Personal Health: Assess your health and the need for a pre-exercise medical exam -- Aerobic Fitness -- Understanding Aerobic Fitness: Identify aerobic exercise and the factors that influence aerobic fitness -- Aerobic Fitness: The Training Effect: Understand how systematic exercise stimulates changes in the body -- Improving Aerobic Fitness: Develop a personal aerobic fitness program based on your fitness level and goals -- Aerobic Fitness Programs: Make your exercise program safe and enjoyable with training tips, sample fitness programs, and solutions to common exercise problems -- Muscular Fitness -- Understanding Muscular Fitness: Identify the components of muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility -- Benefits of Muscular Fitness: Understand how exercise changes muscle and ways to minimize muscle soreness -- Improving Your Muscular Fitness: Create a personal muscular fitness program -- Activity and Weight Control -- Nutrition and Health: Understand the basics of good nutrition -- Energy and Activity: Learn to calculate your caloric intake and expenditure -- Activity, Diet, and Weight Control: Why activity is better than dieting -- Weight-Control Programs: Start a personalized weight-control program focusing on activity, food choices, and behavior.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Summary "Fitness and Health explains in plain English how the body responds to physical activity, why physical activity is so important to health, and how best to become physically active. You'll learn how to create programs to improve your aerobic fitness; increase your muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility; control your diet and weight; and improve your performance at work and in sports." "With more than 100,000 copies sold, this classic reference (formerly titled Physiology of Fitness) is your source for accurate and insightful information. Now updated and redesigned, this comprehensive text will show you how to improve and maintain your health through regular and enjoyable physical activity."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 0585228175 (electronic bk.)
9780585228174 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 45727354
Additional Format Print version: Sharkey, Brian J. Fitness and health. 4th ed. Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, 1997 0873228782 (DLC) 96031258 (OCoLC)35033692
Table of Contents
Ch. 1Health Benefits of Activity and Fitness13
Ch. 2Activity and Mental Health29
Ch. 3Activity and Personal Health41
Ch. 4Understanding Aerobic Fitness69
Ch. 5Benefits of Aerobic Fitness85
Ch. 6Improving Your Aerobic Fitness97
Ch. 7Aerobic Fitness Programs111
Ch. 8Understanding Muscular Fitness137
Ch. 9Benefits of Muscular Fitness149
Ch. 10Improving Your Muscular Fitness167
Ch. 11Nutrition and Health203
Ch. 12Energy and Activity223
Ch. 13Activity, Diet, and Weight Control257
Ch. 14Weight-Control Programs271
Ch. 15Performance at Work291
Ch. 16Performance in Sport303
Ch. 17The Environment and Performance327
Ch. 18Age, Activity, and Vitality349
Ch. 19The Psychology of Activity361
Ch. 20Activity and the Quality of Life379
 About the Author417

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