Health and Fitness: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

Author(s): Laura Bounds, Gayden Darnell, Kirstin Brekken Shea, Dottiede Agnor

Edition: 5

Copyright: 2012

Pages: 504


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Health and Fitness: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle provides a comprehensive look at health education for undergraduate students. This introductory text provides frank discussions of critical issues and helps you create a solid foundation for your students to make healthy behavioral choices.

Health and Fitness incorporates a variety of in-class and notebook activities into the text. Illustrations and photos add to the learning experience.

The adoption of a healthy lifestyle requires a focus on choices that will enhance the individual's potential to lead a productive, meaningful, and satisfying life.

Support materials included with the text:
Interactive ancillary website provides easy online management, more than 480 PowerPoint® slides, and test bank.


About the Authors


CHAPTER 1 Introduction
CHAPTER 2 Stress and Psychological Health
CHAPTER 3 Personal Fitness
CHAPTER 4 Lifestyle Choices and Hypokinetic Conditions
CHAPTER 5 Nutrition
CHAPTER 6 Lifetime Weight Management
CHAPTER 7 Relationships
CHAPTER 8 Sexuality
CHAPTER 9 Drug Misuse and Abuse
CHAPTER 10 Safety Awareness
CHAPTER 11 Human Diseases
CHAPTER 12 Complementary and Alternative Medicine





Laura Bounds

Laura Bounds is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Health Sciences Department at Northern Arizona University (NSU). Laura currently teaches Health Principles, Human Diseases, Theories of Health Behavior, Maternal Child, and Sexual Health courses at Northern Arizona University. Prior to her time at NAU she spent fourteen years at Texas A&M University in College Station, where she earned her B.B.A. in Accounting, M.S. in Health Education, taught Health and Fitness courses, and coordinated the Health and Fitness program for ?ve years. Outside of the classroom, Laura enjoys spending time with her children, hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving, and snow skiing.

Gayden Darnell

Gayden is an Associate Instructional Professor currently teaching Health & Fitness, The Science of Basic Health &Fitness and Physical Education classes at Texas A&M University.  She has taught for the Physical Education Activity Program at Texas A&M in College Station since 1997 and spent several semesters co-ordinating racquet sports for the department during this time.  Prior to teaching at TAMU, she taught and coached in the Bryan, Texas public school system.  She attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, for two years during which time she competed on the varsity tennis and soccer teams.  She completed her B.S. in Kinesiology and earned her M.S. in Health Education from Texas A&M University in College Station.  Outside of the classroom, Gayden enjoys spending time with her family, lifting, reading, coaching, and serving as a Meet Director for the Aggie Swim Club.

Kirstin Brekken Shea

Kirstin is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Group Exercise Activities in the Physical Education and Activity program in the Health and Kinesiology Department at Texas A&M University. Childhood obesity, stress management through yoga/meditation, and adult ?tness/nutrition are her particular areas of interest. Kirstin teaches Kinesiology majors classes as well as step aerobics, cardio-kickboxing, walking, and beginning and intermediate yoga. She especially enjoys sharing yogic principles in order to enhance her students’ quality of life. Kirstin is a soccer mom of three wonderful, active kids. She loves to hang out with her family, cook, garden, and of course attend soccer practices and games.

Dottiede Agnor

Dottiedee has been teaching at Texas A&M University in the Health and Kinesiology Department for the past twelve years. She is coordinator for the areas of Self-Defense, Yoga, Badminton, and Basketball. She also teaches Safety Education courses as well as Alcohol Awareness programs. She received a B.S. in Physical Education and Health and an M.S. in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. She has also been involved with the National Youth Sports program for the past thirteen years as Director and Project Administrator. Prior to returning to the college setting she was a public school teacher in the Richardson Independent School District, coaching and teaching physical education and health. Her interests are drug and alcohol prevention, personal safety awareness, and underserved youth services.

Related ISBN's: 9781465210388, 9781465207128

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