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Choices in wellness for life : health and fitness

Author: Sally A Althoff; Milan Svoboda; Daniel A Girdano
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Gorsuch Scarisbrick Publishers, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally A Althoff; Milan Svoboda; Daniel A Girdano
ISBN: 089787630X 9780897876308
OCLC Number: 33898526
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Quality living: your personal best --
The criteria for quality living: The hierarchy of needs --
Health and quality living: The means and the goal --
Factors affecting healthy functioning --
Quality living: A wellness lifestyle --
The lifestyle circle --
2. Making choices about wellness --
Choosing and changing our behavior --
The pathway to change --
3. The major hazards to quality living: aging and chronic disease --
The role of choice --
What is aging? --
What is old? --
The fountain of youth: how to age without being old --
Challenging the biomarkers of aging --
Staying alive --
Use it or lose it --
Chronic diseases --
Do you have a choice? 4. General guidelines for fitness --
Fitness defined --
Components of fitness --
General principles of fitness --
The exercise session --
Commercialization of fitness --
Common problems relating to exercise --
Environmental considerations --
making a decision about fitness --
5. The heart of the matter: cardiorespiratory fitness --
The relation of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness to health and aging --
Assessing your cardiorespiratory fitness --
Developing the habit of regular activity --
Developing cardiorespiratory fitness --
Factors affecting performance and improvement --
Maintaining cardiorespiratory fitness 6. Able bodies: Flexibility, strength, and muscle endurance --
The process of degeneration --
Working against degeneration --
Flexibility --
Strength and muscle endurance --
Other types of training --
Performance-related fitness --
Building muscle --
7. The weight control challenge --
Definition of terms --
Problems associated with being overweight --
Methods of measuring body composition --
Components of body composition and desirable fat and weight standards --
Role of energy balance in weight control --
A comprehensive program for weight loss --
Exercise and weight control --
Gaining weight 8. The daily dilemma: what's good to eat? --
Protein --
Fats --
Carbohydrate --
Vitamins and minerals --
Water and other sources of liquid --
The RDAs and the dietary goals and guidelines for Americans --
The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) --
The impact of good nutrition on health --
9. Checking-up on eating well --
Nutritional assessment --
Choosing a health-promoting diet --
Getting the most from your food --
Deciding about supplements --
10. Choosing to protect yourself: STDs, drugs, and violence --
Sexually transmitted diseases --
Substance use and abuse --
Why do people use drugs? --
Personal safety from crime and violence 11. Understandable stress --
Basic definitions --
Physical stress --
Stress response --
Response systems --
Causes of stress: stressors --
12. Managing stress --
Quieting the external environment --
Quieting your internal environment --
Prescription for stress management --
13. Your self: your choice --
Assessing your current functional status --
Assessing your current efforts --
Evaluating your current functional status and efforts --
Deciding how you want to be --
Formulating short-term goals --
Taking action: Making a contract with yourself Appendix --
1. Exercises to build a healthy back and neck --
2. Exercises to avoid --
3. Exercises for building strength, muscle endurance, and flexibility --
4. Caloric expenditure for selected physical activities --
5. Table of weights and measures --
6. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) tables --
7. "Eating smart" shopping guide --
8. Nutritional information for selected fast-food outlets --
9. Laboratory activities.
Responsibility: Sally A. Althoff, Milan Svoboda, Daniel Girdano.

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