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Dynamics of fitness and health

Author: F Compton Jenkins
Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall / Hunt, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This book acquaints readers with information with which they may construct a prudently self-administered exercise program as part of their life-styles ... The book explores the considerations necessary to develop a fitness level that impacts on health status. To achieve this purpose, chapter material includes information regarding: The role of exercise in contemporary life-styles. The physical and psychosocial  Read more...
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Jenkins, F. Compton.
Dynamics of fitness and health.
Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall / Hunt, ©1993
(OCoLC)894777959
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Compton Jenkins
ISBN: 084037920X 9780840379207
OCLC Number: 34631985
Notes: Revised edition of: Exercise.
Description: x, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Rationale for physical activity --
Fitness as an important dimension of human health --
Body composition-your look present and future --
Elements of good nutrition --
Exercise and the heart, cardiovascular fitness --
Values of exercise, good for all ages --
Principles of exercise --
Systems of exercise-what do I do? --
Examples of exercise programs-recipes for fitness --
Exercise-related injuries (how to be your own doctor --
sometimes) --
Making a decision-developing a personal program --
Where have I been? Where am I going?
Responsibility: F. Compton Jenkins.

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This book acquaints readers with information with which they may construct a prudently self-administered exercise program as part of their life-styles ... The book explores the considerations necessary to develop a fitness level that impacts on health status. To achieve this purpose, chapter material includes information regarding: The role of exercise in contemporary life-styles. The physical and psychosocial benefits of exercise. Exercise principles and their application. The nature of heart disease and its risk factors. The nature and dangers of obesity. The role of exercise in affecting body weight and heart disease. Considerations regarding diet and calories. The health promotion and disease prevention benefits of exercise ... Laboratory experiences are included that help to reinforce concepts presented as well as to provide a better personal understanding of these ideas.-Introd.

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