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Physical Fitness: A Way of Life (5th Edition)

Physical Fitness: A Way of Life (5th Edition)
Author: Bud Getchell - Alan E. Mikesky - Kay Mikesky
ISBN 13: 9780205198740
ISBN 10: 205198740
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1998-03-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
List Price: $76.20

Now in its fifth edition, this book continues to take a positive, lighthearted, and realistic approach to promoting exercise as a way for living a life of health and fitness.

Emphasis is placed on presenting the basic information on physical fitness, allowing the reader to choose a fitness program that is appropriate for his/her way of life. The book includes coverage of a variety of physical activity programs, ranging from beginning to advanced. The programs presented focus on health-related fitness components, including muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. New topics include: expanded coverage of cardiorespitory fitness, resistance training coverage, and more.

Teachers of health and physical fitness or those interested in acquiring and maintaining a healthful lifestyle.


Uses clear, user-friendly language to discuss principles of health, planning an exercise program, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, advanced training, nutrition, weight management, pregnancy, heart disease, osteoporosis, injuries, and sports. Includes b&w diagrams and cartoons. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.