Helping you take control of your health, LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 15th Edition, provides the information and tools you need to make positive choices and lasting change. Assess your current behaviors, identify potential problem areas and apply practical steps to start positive changes. Vivid illustrations, descriptive examples and personal testimonies from other students bring chapter concepts to life. Hands-on activities help you assess your fitness and wellness level and put chapter concepts into personal practice, while Chapter 9 gives you the confidence to write your own exercise programs for every stage of life. Online resources reinforce key concepts through behavior modification planning activities, practice tests, online labs and a behavior change planner. Empower yourself to make positive changes and improve your health with LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS.
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Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators). A former Winter Olympian and All-American athlete, Dr. Hoeger developed many of the popular fitness assessment tools in use today, including the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests. Recipient of the Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship at Boise State, and a renowned expert and lecturer, Dr. Hoeger continues to be active in the areas of exercise physiology, physical fitness, and wellness. He has published 65 editions of his fitness and wellness titles, including the Cengage texts FITNESS & WELLNESS, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR FITNESS & WELLNESS, PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS, WELLNESS: GUIDELINES FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, and WATER AEROBICS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS.
Sharon A. Hoeger is Vice President of Fitness and Wellness, Inc. in Boise, Idaho, and holds a bachelor''s degree in computer science from Brigham Young University. Co-author of five Cengage texts, Mrs. Hoeger researches current scientific information for revisions and develops accompanying interactive software applications -- innovations that set the standard for fitness and wellness software today. The Hoeger husband-and-wife team has been working, innovating, and training together for four decades.
Cherie I. Hoeger received her degree in English with an emphasis in editing for publication. During the last 15 years, Cherie has been working as a freelance writer and editor; writing research and marketing copy for client magazines, newsletters, and websites; and contracting as a textbook copy editor for Cengage Learning (previously under Thomson Learning and the Brooks/Cole brand). She joined the Hoeger Fitness & Wellness book titles seven years ago as co-author on three of the textbooks.
Amber L. Fawson received her degree in English with an emphasis in editing for publication. Her 19 years of experience in publishing include roles as an Editorial Coordinator for BYU Studies, Assistant Editor for Cengage, and freelance writer and editor of tertiary education textbooks and workbooks. Amber is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has also coauthored seven textbooks of the Hoeger Fitness and Wellness series.