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Sports & Fitness (An Integrated Life of Fitness)

Scott, Celicia

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ISBN 10: 1422231631 / ISBN 13: 9781422231630
Published by Mason Crest, 2014
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Title: Sports & Fitness (An Integrated Life of ...

Publisher: Mason Crest

Publication Date: 2014

Book Condition: Good

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Many people love to watch sportsbut getting off the couch and playing your favorite sport is a great way to lose weight and stay in shape. Whether youre racing down the soccer field on a breakaway or jumping to take a three-pointer on the basketball court, being active is the most important part of being fit now and in the future. Find out why physical activity is so important for your health, and how to find activities that work best for you. Learn how your favorite sports can be a great way to get active and stay fit, while also being a lot of fun. Discover how you can stay safe, have fun, and get a good workout by playing the sports you love!

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Gr 9 Up-Each title introduces readers to various styles of exercise and their benefits, providing historical and scientific background as well as practical exercise routines. The photos show relatable teens, and though the graphics are dated, they're understated and don't interfere with the texts. Luckily, the overly chummy tone in the introductions (Core Workouts cheerfully states, "We've got your back!") disappears later on, and a more academic style of writing takes over. Explanations of how physical activity strengthens muscle groups and mental functioning will provide subtle motivation, and "Text Dependent Questions" will assist with closer reading and research activity. The physiological information is detailed enough for a college course in exercise science. Each book touches on safety and common injuries. Despite a few missteps, this excellent series demonstrates how a physical education class can be interdisciplinary and academically rigorous.α(c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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