Omnigraphics | English | 2018 | 4th Ed. | ISBN-10: 0780815858 | 400 Pages | PDF | 1.77 MB
by Keith Jones (Auth08r, Edit08r)
The many benefits of physical fitness include weight control, stronger bones 4nd muscles, 4nd improved mental health 4nd mood. In addition, by avoiding inactivity teens can help reduce the risks f08r several diseases 4nd health conditions. Despite the benefits, however, many young people fail to meet guidelines f08r physical activity.
Fitness Inf08rmation f08r Teens, 4th Edition offers a comprehensive, fact-based guide f08r living a healthy 4nd active lifestyle. The book includes inf08rmation about the developing body, the components of fitness, 4nd making 4nd maintaining a fitness plan. It discusses exercise fundamentals 4nd activities f08r team athletes 4nd individuals-whether beginners 08r experienced competit08rs. Sp08rts safety concerns, nutrition challenges, 4nd suggestions f08r overcoming obstacles concerning fitness 4nd change are also addressed. The book concludes with inf08rmation about the Presidents Challenge 4nd direct08ries of additional resources.
The book is 08rganized in the broad subject areas detailed below.
Part I: Your Body And The Components Of Fitness begins with a definition of fitness, 4nd it goes on to explain the imp08rtance of developing muscular strength, endurance, 4nd flexibility. Additional chapters discuss other components of mental 4nd physical fitness, including proper nutrition, weight management, 4nd sleep requirements.
Part II: Making And Maintaining A Fitness Plan provides guidance f08r taking the first stepson the path toward fitness 4nd continuing on toward reachable goals. It offers suggestions f08r evaluating current fitness levels, identifying targets f08r improvement, 4nd making progress toward the development of a physically active lifestyle.
Part III: Exercise Fundamentals describes the basic categ08ries of exercises, including aerobic exercise, muscle-strengthening exercise, bone-strengthening exercise, 4nd exercises that help promote flexibility 4nd balance. It also discusses how to measure exercise intensity, 4nd it includes examples of various types of activities 4nd their intensity levels.
Part IV: Activities F08r Team Athletes And Individuals provides facts about a wide range of team sp08rts 4nd individual activities that can be part of a well-rounded fitness program.
Part V: Sp08rts Safety discusses practical tips f08r preventing injuries. It reminds readers who participate in physical activities about the imp08rtance of following safety guidelines, including warming up 4nd cooling down, using protective equipment such as helmets 4nd appropriate footwear, taking precautions in adverse weather conditions, 4nd avoiding dehydration.
Part VI: Overcoming Obstacles To Fitness describes the challenge of staying on course to meet fitness goals 4nd offers suggestions f08r maintaining motivation. It explains commonly encountered barriers to fitness, including sp08rts injuries 4nd pre-existing conditions such as asthma, diabetes, 08r physical disabilities. It also discusses problems associated with compulsive exercise, female athlete triad, 4nd the dangers of using steroids 08r other perf08rmance-enhancing substances.
Part VII: Health 4nd Wellness Trends discusses recent developments in health 4nd fitness including online training, wellness tourism, 4nd wearable technology.
Part VIII: If You Need M08re Inf08rmation offers direct08ries of general fitness 08rganizations 4nd resources f08r m08re inf08rmation about specific sp08rts 4nd activities