Fitness for Life is the original as well as best-selling high school text for promoting lifelong physical activity as well as healthy lifestyles that result in lifelong fitness, wellness, as well as health. Fitness for Life has been updated to make it better than ever. The updated edition retains the strengths of the fifth edition as well as has been enhanced with a test bank, an online study guide, as well as an array of other new features to keep teachers as well as students on the cutting edge.
Fitness for Life helps students to
-meet national, state, as well as local physical education grade-level standards;
-learn about as well as meet national health goals for the year 2010;
-become informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity as well as fitness;
-learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles;
-take personal responsibility for program planning as well as setting individualized goals;
-recognize as well as overcome the barriers to reaching their activity as well as fitness goals;
-use technology to promote healthy living as well as to separate fact from fiction; as well as
-assess personal progress using a variety of tools, including FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM.
The book’s pedagogically sound format includes lesson objectives that are consistent with state as well as national health as well as fitness goals. The chapter as well as unit structure is consistent with a school-year structure as well as works with your schedule no matter what schedule you’re on!
The following are new features in the Updated Fifth Edition:
-New focus on MyPyramid as well as the 2005 dietary guidelines
-Increased emphasis on diversity awareness
-Wrap-around lesson plans to accompany lesson plan book as well as CD-ROM
-And much more–request a desk copy to see!
Every chapter of the fully updated student text includes the following elements:
-Two lessons designed for the classroom portion of the class
-Three activities designed for use in the activity portion of the class
-A self-assessment that helps students to build a fitness profile to be used in program planning
-A taking charge feature designed to reinforce self-management skills as well as concepts
-A self-management skill feature that includes guidelines for learning self-management skills as well as reinforces taking charge
-A chapter review
New ancillaries beef up already comprehensive ancillaries
-The teacher ancillary package includes the following:
–Wrap-around lesson plans–A wrap-around set of lesson plans is available for those schools that require or prefer this format.
–CD-ROM as well as print version of teacher resources as well as materials–Includes worksheets, quizzes, blackline masters, as well as student workbooks. These can be copied from the print version or kept safe as well as printed out year after year from the CD-ROM.
–CD-ROM of activity as well as vocabulary cards–This includes 8 5- x 11-inch cards depicting activities with instructions as well as vocabulary cards for use in studying fitness terminology covered in the book.
–CD-ROM of the presentation package–This CD-ROM includes a PowerPoint presentation for every lesson in the book, making class time easy for you as well as more engaging for your students.
–In-service DVD–Learn the program philosophy, objectives, as well as teaching strategies presented by Chuck Corbin. This DVD is handy for presenting your program’s objectives to parents as well as administrators.
–Spanish e-book on CD-ROM as well as online Spanish vocabulary–You’ll find the full text in a Spanish translation on the CD-ROM, as well as all vocabulary is translated to Spanish on the Web site.
–Fitness for Life Web site–The student text uses icons throughout to direct students to the Web site for more information. Additional content updates will continue to be added to the Web site as new information on health as well as wellness emerges. The Web site also includes the two newest ancillaries:
–Online study guide–Use as a supplement to regular coursework, as an independent study for students who are unable to attend class, or as a make-up assignment for a student who missed a class. The online study guide also allows students to create online electronic portfolios that can be used as evidence of meeting physical education outcomes as well as standards. Access is free to teachers as well as students with an adoption of 25 or more copies.
–Test bank–Quickly as well as easily create exams from more than 500 multiple-choice, essay, as well as matching questions. You can easily customize the exams to meet your needs, as well as you can make them unique for each class period you teach.
–Award-winning DVDs–Two DVDs each include five 20-minute segments that illustrate key concepts, activities, as well as assessments featured in the text, including the Telly Award-winning segments.
-The Lifetime Fitness DVD includes Introduction to Physical Activity, Cardiovascular Fitness, Muscle Fitness, Flexibility, as well as Body Composition.
-The Wellness DVD includes Introduction to Wellness, Nutrition, Stress Management, the Activity Pyramid, as well as Planning Healthy Lifestyles.
-Additional supplementary instructional materials are also available for purchase:
–Physical Education Soundtracks–Two CDs contain the cadence for PACER as well as other fitness tests, music intervals, as well as music for exercise routines.
–Physical Activity Pyramid Posters–Explains the FIT formula for all types of physical activities.
How Fitness for Life Benefits Students
–Fitness for Life helps students meet national, state, as well as local physical education standards as well as helps students achieve national health goals outlined in Healthy People 2010.
–Fitness for Life is based on the HELP philosophy, which specifies the goal of promoting health for everyone with an emphasis on lifetime activity designed to meet personal needs.
–Fitness for Life helps students learn the value as well as benefits of lifelong physical activity. Just as important, they learn that physical activity can as well as has to be fun–and thus they are more likely to become as well as remain active throughout their lives.
-Students learn how to create an activity as well as fitness plan, set individual goals, assess their status as well as progress, manage their time as well as responsibilities, as well as overcome barriers to regular physical activity. They learn to use technology to benefit their fitness rather than detract from it. As well as they experience the various components of health-related fitness, activity, as well as wellness through participation in the many labs as well as activities that are a crucial part of the Fitness for Life program.
–Fitness for Life enables students to have success, build confidence in their ability to lead an active lifestyle, as well as take control of their own health. As well as research has shown that the program is effective in promoting physically active behavior after students finish school.
–Fitness for Life complements the total learning process, contributing learning experiences in science, math, as well as language arts, including extensive vocabulary enhancement.
How Fitness for Life Benefits Teachers
-Teachers can present this course knowing that it is consistent with national as well as state standards.
–Fitness for Life helps students understand lifelong fitness concepts as well as learn the keys to adopting as well as maintaining healthy behavior throughout their lives.
-The program is easily adaptable to any schedule as well as includes block plans of all types.
-The organization of the text as well as the comprehensive ancillaries make teaching this course as simple as possible, with a minimum of preparation time–even for those with no experience in teaching this type of course.
-Workbooks as well as materials completed by students in the online study guide can be used in creating student portfolios that provide evidence of students’ accomplishment of national, state, as well as local outcomes as well as standards.
Compatibility With FITNESSGRAM(R)/ACTIVITYGRAM(R) as well as Physical Best
Author Chuck Corbin has been a member of the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Scientific Advisory Board since it is inception. The FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM assessments embedded in the Fitness for Life self-assessment program–as well as the book’s approach to teaching health-related fitness as well as physical activity–are consistent with the stated philosophy of the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Scientific Advisory Board. Fitness for Life is also fully compatible with Physical Best resources; in fact, the Physical Best program offers teacher training for Fitness for Life course instructors. All three programs are based on the HELP philosophy, which promotes health for everyone with a focus on lifetime activity of a personal nature.
Dr. Corbin is recognized nationally as well as internationally as the leader in teaching health-related fitness as well as activity to middle as well as high school students. He wrote the first high school textbook on this subject, which has often been imitated except never equaled. Dr. Corbin has received numerous national awards in physical education as well as has authored, coauthored, or edited more than 70 books as well as videos. Fitness for Life (winner of the Texty Award of the Text as well as Academic Authors Association), Concepts of Physical Fitness (winner of the McGuffey Award), as well as Concepts of Fitness as well as Wellness are the most widely adopted high school as well as college texts in the area of fitness as well as wellness. Two of Dr. Corbin’s video programs have earned Telly Awards for Excellence for educational videos. He's first author of the national physical activity standards for children, published by COPEC as well as NASPE.