Toward a Better Understanding of Physical Fitness and Activity: Selected Topics

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Originally prepared for and published in issues of The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) Physical Activity and Fitness Research Digest, these 22 papers are organized into sections on physical activity antecedents; general health benefits; the reduction of risk for chronic health problems; fitness, economic, and mental health benefits; issues related to children; and ergogenic aids. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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This collection will make a valuable resource to those who seek to understand the clear link between being active and maintaining fitness and health. This is a scholarly overview of important fitness topics, including references and research.

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Charles (Chuck) B. Corbin is a professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 papers and books, including Concepts of Physical Fitness, 10th ed., and Fitness for Life, 4th ed., co-authored with Dr. Ruth Lindsey. Fitness for Life, 4th ed., received the Texty Award from the Textbook Authors Association in 1997. In 1995, Corbin received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education and in 1998 was named Alliance Scholar by the AAHPERD. Robert P. Pangrazi is a professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education at Arizona State University. Professionally, he has served as an elementary teacher, university teacher, and researcher and as a university administrator. Dr. Pangrazi is an Honor Fellow of the AAHPERD and a Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He was honored by NASPE with the Margie Hanson Distinguished Service Award. One of Dr. Pangrazi's books, Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children, 12th ed., is used for teacher preparation courses in many colleges and universities. Dr. Pangrazi has worked with teachers throughout the U.S. He regularly conducts training sessions in schools and universities and is regarded as a motivational speaker. His approach to elementary school physical education has been adopted worldwide by the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, nationally by the Edison Project, and is used in hundreds of public, private and charter schools. He is currently is working with the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to develop an activity promotion program for America's youth.

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