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Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is the award-winning text that continues to set the standard for teaching personal fitness (fitness education) at the high school level. It will help students become physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. This classic, evidence-based book will guide students in becoming informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness, taking responsibility for setting individualized goals, and making their own plans for active living. To accomplish this overarching goal, they learn a variety of self-management skills, including self-assessment. The program is based on established educational theory as outlined in the online teacher’s guide.
Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, helps students in these ways:
Become physically literate individuals as defined by SHAPE America.
Meet the national, state, and local grade-level standards and outcomes developed by SHAPE America for physical education and fitness education.
Meet college and career readiness standards by learning and using critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
Meet national physical activity guidelines of the USDHHS, exercise prescription guidelines of ACSM, and health goals of Healthy People 2020.
Use the HELP philosophy of promoting health for everyone with an emphasis on lifetime activity and healthy lifestyles designed to meet personal needs.
Use the Stairway to Lifetime Fitness concept, created by author Chuck Corbin, to encourage higher-order learning (move from dependence to independence).
Use the Physical Activity Pyramid, created by the authors, to help students understand the FITT formula and benefits of the major types of physical activities.
Become informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness and other healthy lifestyles (e.g., good nutrition and stress management).
Learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles.
Perform self-assessments, including all tests in the Fitnessgram battery and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
Take personal responsibility for setting individualized goals and personal program planning.
Develop a love for lifetime fitness activities.
Benefit from the expertise of internationally renowned authors and educators Charles B. “Chuck” Corbin and Guy C. Le Masurier and contributing author and educator Karen McConnell.
Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is available in print and digital formats, including an interactive iBook for iPads plus other e-book formats that students can use across a variety of platforms.
Through Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, students will be able to do the following:
Assess their own fitness and other health and wellness factors to determine personal needs and assess progress resulting from healthy lifestyle planning
Use Taking Charge and Self-Management features to learn self-management skills (e.g., goals setting, self-monitoring, self-planning) for adopting healthy lifestyles.
Learn key concepts and principles, higher-order information, and critical thinking skills that provide the basis for sound decision making and personal planning.
Do reading and writing assignments as well as calculations that foster college and career readiness.
Try out activities that are supported by lesson plans offered in the teacher web resources and that can help students be fit and active throughout their lives.
Take part in real-life activities that show how new information is generated by using the scientific method.
Become aware of and use technology to learn new information about fitness, health, and wellness and learn to discern fact from fiction.
Use the web and the unique web icon feature to connect to relevant and expanded content for essential topics in the student web resource.
Use other features such as fitness quotes, consumer corner, Fit Facts, and special exercise features (including exercise and self-assessment videos) that promote higher-order learning.
Use the chapter-ending review questions to test their understanding of the concepts and use critical thinking and project assignments to meet educational standards, including college and career readiness standards.
Unit I. Building a Foundation
Chapter 1. Fitness, Health, and Wellness for All
Chapter 2. Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle and Self-Management Skills
Chapter 3. Goal Setting and Program Planning
Unit II. Becoming and Staying Physically Active
Chapter 4. Getting Started in Physical Activity
Chapter 5. How Much Is Enough?
Chapter 6. Skill Learning and Injury Prevention
Unit III. Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity
Chapter 7. Moderate Physical Activity
Chapter 8. Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Chapter 9. Vigorous Physical Activity
Unit IV. Muscle Fitness and Flexibility
Chapter 10. Muscle Fitness Basics
Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness Applications
Chapter 12. Flexibility
Unit V. Healthy Choices
Chapter 13. Body Composition
Chapter 14. Physical Activity Program Planning
Chapter 15. Making Good Consumer Choices
Unit VI. Wellness Perspective
Chapter 16. Choosing Nutritious Food
Chapter 17. Stress Management
Chapter 18. Making Choices and Planning for Health and Wellness
Unit VII. Moving Through Life
Chapter 19. Strategies for Active Living
Chapter 20. The Science of Active Living
Chapter 21. Lifelong Activity
Physical education and health textbook for students in grades 9 to 12.
Reference for secondary PE teachers or for undergrad courses in PE
Dr. Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin, PhD, is professor
emeritus in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona
State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and
has authored or coauthored more than 90 books, including Concepts of
Physical Fitness, Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, Fitness for Life,
and Fitness for Life: Middle School and Fitness for Life:
Elementary School, all winners of Texty Awards. Dr. Corbin is
internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health,
and wellness promotion and youth physical fitness. He has presented
keynote addresses at more than 40 state AHPERD conventions, made major
addresses in more than 15 countries, and presented numerous named
lectures. He is a past president and emeritus fellow of the National
Academy of Kinesiology, a fellow of the North American Society for
Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Professionals, an ACSM
fellow, and a life member and honor fellow of AAHPERD. His awards
include the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award from the President’s
Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) and National Jaycees;
Distinguished Service Award of the PCFSN; and the Honor Award, Physical
Fitness Council Honor Award, Hanson Award, and Alliance Scholar Award
from AAHPERD. He received distinguished alumnus awards from the
University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois. He served for
more than 20 years as a member of the Advisory Board of Fitnessgram and
was the first chair of the Science Board of the PCFSN. He was a member
of an Institute on Medicine (IOM) committee for youth fitness testing.
He was selected to the National Association of Sports and Physical
Education (NASPE) Hall of Fame. In 2009 Dr. Corbin was chosen for the
Gulick Award, the highest award of AAHPERD. In 2013 he received the
Hetherington Award, the highest honor of the National Academy of
Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of sport, health, and
physical education at Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, British
Columbia, Canada). He has published numerous articles related to youth
physical activity and physical education and coauthored the National
Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Physical
Activity Guidelines for Children. Dr. Le Masurier has given more
than 30 research and professional presentations at national and regional
meetings. He reviews research for numerous professional journals and has
contributed to Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and the Physical
Best Activity Guide. Dr. Le Masurier is a member of AAHPERD, NASPE,
ACSM, and Canadian AHPERD. He is also a research consortium fellow of
Contributing author: Karen E. McConnell, PhD, a professor at
Pacific Lutheran University, is a certified health education specialist
(CHES) and has taught at the university level for more than 15 years in
areas related to health and fitness education, curriculum and
assessment, and exercise science. She has written or contributed to over
a dozen book chapters and texts, including the teacher resources for Fitness
for Life (fifth and sixth editions). She is a recipient of the
Arthur Broten Young Scholar Award and has received the University
Professional of the Year Award from the Washington Alliance for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for contributions made to state
standards in health and fitness. She enjoys running, having completed 38
half marathons and one marathon. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest,
she enjoys participating in most outdoor activities.
In addition, Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is available in digital as well as print formats. Students and teachers can use e-books in a variety of platforms, in combination with the student and teacher web resources, to interact with the material. The Interactive iBooks Version is also available for students.
For students, web resources include the following:
Video clips that demonstrate the self-assessments in each chapter
Video clips that demonstrate the exercise in selected chapters
Worksheets (without answers)
Review questions from the text presented in an interactive format so students can check their level of understanding
Vocabulary flip cards and other essential interactive elements from the iBook edition
Expanded discussions of topics marked by web icons in the text
Teacher web resources include the following:
An introduction that describes the body of knowledge and pedagogical foundations behind Fitness for Life as well as the evidence supporting its effectiveness
Daily lesson plans, including five lessons per chapter (two classroom plans and three activity plans)
Worksheets (with answers)
Premade chapter and unit quizzes with answers
Activity cards and task cards
Presentation package of slides with the key points for each lesson
A test bank that teachers can use to make their own quizzes if they prefer