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Section 1: Lifestyles for Health, Wellness, and Fitness 1: Health, Wellness, Fitness, and Healthy Lifestyles: An Introduction 2: Self-Management and Self-Planning Skills for Health Behavior Change Section II: An Introduction to Physical Activity 3: Preparing for Physical Activity 4: The Health Benefits of Physical Activity 5: How Much Physical Activity Is Enough? Section III: The Physical Activity Pyramid 6: Moderate Physical Activity: Being Active in Diverse Environments 7: Cardiovascular Fitness 8: Active Aerobics, Sports, and Recreational Activities 9: Flexibility 10: Muscle Fitness and Resistance Exercises Section IV: Physical Activity: Special Considerations 11: Body Mechanics: Posture, Questionable Exercises, and Care of the Back and Neck 12: Performance Benefits of Physical Activity Section V: Nutrition and Body Composition 13: Body Composition 14: Nutrition 15: Managing Diet and Activity for Healthy Body Fatness Section VI: Stress Management 16: Stress and Health 17: Stress Management, Relaxation, and Time Management Section VII: Avoiding Destructive Behaviors 18: The Use and Abuse of Tobacco 19: The Use and Abuse of Alcohol 20: The Use and Abuse of Other Drugs 21: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections Section VIII: Making Informed Choices 22: Cancer, Diabetes, and Other Health Threats 23: Evaluating Fitness and Wellness Products: Becoming an Informed Consumer 24: Toward Optimal Health and Wellness: Planning for Healthy Lifestyle Change Appendix A: Metric Conversion Chart Appendix B: Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating Appendix C: Calorie, Fat, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium Content of Selected Fast-Food Items Appendix D: Calorie Guide to Common Foods Appendix E: Calories of Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats in Foods

About the Author

Dr. Charles B. "Chuck" Corbin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and is the senior author, sole author, contributor to, or editor of more than 70 books including Concepts of Physical Fitness (14th ed.), winner of the McGuffey Award (TAA); Concepts of Fitness and Wellness (7th ed.); Fundamental Concepts of Fitness and Wellness (2nd ed.); and Fitness for Life (5th ed.), winner of the Texty Award (TAA). His books are the most widely adopted college and secondary school texts in the area of fitness and wellness.

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