This text for undergraduate courses also serves as a reference for student PE lecturers and for physical education and health promotion teachers. It presents medical evidence to show that a lifetime of physical activity will improve fitness and enhance the quality of life. The importance of cardiovascular and muscular fitness is emphasised. The far-reaching effects of obesity are considered, and the text offers basic lessons on good nutrition and guidelines for maintaining a good body weight. It also explores connections between sedentary living and a number of major diseases and conditions.
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers