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Total Fitness & Wellness, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Scott K. Powers, Stephen L. Dodd, Erica M. Jackson

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jun 12, 2013

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Total Fitness and Wellness gives students a solid foundation in fitness and lifetime wellness, while teaching and coaching them how to make healthy behavioral changes and lifestyle choices.


The new edition combines the latest research and statistics in exercise science while coaching students through the best way to put better fitness into action. Unique to Total Fitness and Wellness, a new chapter on planning fitness & wellness programs (Chapter 7) guides students on building their complete programs for enhanced fitness & wellness. Furthermore, the coaching features and revised sample programs throughout the text offer students easy-to-follow, strategic guides to reaching all their fitness & wellness goals, and are available in a mobile format. QR codes in the book link to actual exercise videos, so students can quickly and easily see proper form and technique videos prior to their own workouts.


For a focused presentation on fitness, the Brief Edition consists of Chapters 1–11 from the big book so students receive the basics on fitness, nutrition, cardiovascular disease, and stress management.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Fitness and Wellness

2. General Principles of Exercise for Health and Fitness

3. Cardiorespiratory Endurance: Assessment and Prescription

4. Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance

5. Improving Flexibility

6. Body Composition

7. Creating Your Total Fitness and Wellness Plan

8. Nutrition, Health, and Fitness

9. Exercise, Diet, and Weight Control

10. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

11. Stress Management

12. Exercise: The Environment and Special Populations

13. Preventing Exercise-Related and Unintentional Injuries

14. Cancer

15. Sexually Transmitted Infections

16. Addiction and Substance Abuse



The Powers/Dodd, Total Fitness & Wellness, Brief, Fifth Edition, (978-0-321-88366-7 / 0-321-88366-7), includes eleven total chapters consisting of Chapters 1—11 of this Sixth Edition.

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Total Fitness & Wellness, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition
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$42.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-86168-9