Questions and Answers: A Guide to Fitness and Wellness

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“If students sit passively on the sidelines, how can we expect them to learn—and to change their behavior in ways that promote their health and wellness, now and in the future?

Questions and Answers: A Guide to Fitness and Wellness is the first fitness and wellness text to be written in direct response to students’ questions about their own health and well-being. The authors, Gary Liguori and Sandra Carroll-Cobb, combine the latest science-based knowledge with practical guidance on concrete actions students can take now to be engaged participants in their learning and become active shapers of their future health and happiness while they improve their fitness and wellness.

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"If students sit passively on the sidelines, how can we expect them to learn-and to change their behavior in ways that promote their health and wellness, now and in the future? Questions and Answers: A Guide to Fitness and Wellness empowers students to become active participants in their own fitness and wellness through a genuinely student-centered approach. This is the first fitness and wellness text to be written in direct response to students' questions about their own health and well-being. In responding to these student inquiries, authors Gary Liguori and Sandra Carroll-Cobb combine the latest science-based knowledge with practical guidance on concrete actions students can take now to improve their fitness and wellness. By encouraging students to be engaged participants in their learning, Questions and Answers also inspires them to become active shapers of their future health and happiness."

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Gary Liguori, PhD, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and current Chair of the Health Fitness Specialist sub-committee. Gary has been on Health/Exercise Science faculty at the University of Wyoming, Youngstown State University, and North Dakota State University. He is currently the department head for Health and Human Performance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Gary has received numerous peer and student-driven awards for his teaching and advising at each institute, and has taught in The Netherlands on an international exchange. Gary’s research is focused on objective monitoring of physical activity in sub-populations, including childcare attendees, cancer survivors, and bariatric surgery candidates. He has published in a range of journals, often with graduate students and colleagues from around the world, and serves as a reviewer for a number of journals and annual meetings. Gary has traveled around the world for various presentations and is very committed to helping his local community stay active.

Sandra Carroll-Cobb has been teaching health and physical education classes in schools, businesses, and medical facilities for over 20 years. She has presented at a number of state, regional and national conventions and has served on several professional organization national committees. At the University of Alaska Anchorage since 2000, Dr. Carroll-Cobb has served as faculty, interim associate dean, and interim dean. During this time she has remained active with health and physical activity programs throughout the community and state. She has served on the Conoco-Phillips Healthy Futures Advisory Board, worked as a statewide trainer for the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Team Nutrition grant, served as a PEP grant evaluator for the Anchorage School District, and was a contributor to the Alaska School Health and Safety Plan. She currently serves as Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation. She is active on the Steering Committee for the State of Alaska Cardiovascular Health Coalition (Take Heart Alaska); the Executive Board of the Alaska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the Anchorage Community YMCA Advisory Board.

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