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Touring Fitness for Life: Middle School

  • Unit I. Fitness and Activity for All
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Physical Activity and Fitness
  • Lesson 1.1: Introduction to Physical Fitness
    • What Is Physical Fitness?
    • How Do I Know if I’m Physically Fit?
    • How Do I Prepare a Fitness Summary?
    • What Else Affects My Physical Fitness?
    • Academic Connection: Understanding Vocabulary
    • Fitness Technology: FitnessGram
    • Moving Together: Communication
    • Take It Home: Friends and Family
  • Lesson 1.2: Introduction to Physical Activity
    • What Is Physical Activity?
    • How Do I Know if I Am Active Enough?
    • What Makes Up a Physical Activity Session?
    • How Do I Prepare a Physical Activity Summary?
    • How Do I Make a Personal Activity Plan?
    • Science in Action: The Warm-Up
    • Biomechanical Principles: Energy, Force, and Movement
    • Chapter Review
  • Chapter 2. Learning Skills for Enjoying Physical Activity
  • Lesson 2.1: Learning Motor Skills
    • What Are Skills?
    • What Is Skill-Related Fitness?
    • Why Do I Need Motor Skills and Skill-Related Fitness?
    • Academic Connection: Learning About Words
    • Consumer Corner: Sports Quackery
    • Moving Together: Full Participation
    • Take It Home: Your Support Team
  • Lesson 2.2: The Importance of Practice
    • What Is Practice, and Why Should I Do It?
    • What Is the Best Way to Practice?
    • How Often Should I Practice?
    • Biomechanical Principles: Levers
    • Fitness Technology: Video Feedback
    • Chapter Review
  • Chapter 3. Moderate Physical Activity
  • Lesson 3.1: Step 1 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    • What Is Moderate Physical Activity?
    • What Is the FITT Formula?
    • How Much Moderate Physical Activity Do I Need?
    • Why Is Moderate Physical Activity at the Bottom of the Pyramid?
    • How Much Activity Do Most Teens Get?
    • Science in Action: The Sitting Disease
    • Fitness Technology: Self-Monitoring Using Pedometers and Activity Monitors
    • Moving Together: Safe Physical Activity
    • Academic Connection: Percentages
    • Take It Home: Making Changes
  • Lesson 3.2 Benefits of Moderate Physical Activities
    • Does Moderate Activity Improve My Health and Wellness?
    • Does Moderate Activity Improve My Fitness?
    • Nutrition Matters: Reducing Risk of Disease
    • Biomechanical Principles: Friction
    • Actions and Interactions: Social Support
    • Chapter Review
  • Unit II. Vigorous Aerobics, Sports, Recreation, and Muscle Fitness Exercises
  • Chapter 4. Vigorous Aerobics
  • Lesson 4.1: Step 2 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    • What Is Vigorous Aerobics?
    • The Body Systems and Vigorous Aerobics
    • How Much Vigorous Aerobics Do I Need?
    • What Type of Vigorous Aerobic Activity Is Best?
    • What Is Aerobic Capacity?
    • What Is Anaerobics?
    • Fitness Technology: Heart Rate Monitors
    • Academic Connection: Using a Formula
    • Moving Together: Building Self-Esteem
    • Take It Home: Tuning In
  • Lesson 4.2: Benefits of Vigorous Aerobics
    • Why Should I Do Vigorous Aerobics?
    • How Do I Know if I Have Cardiorespiratory Endurance?
    • Nutrition Matters: The Importance of Water
    • Biomechanical Principles: Stability and Balance
    • Chapter Review
  • Chapter 5. Vigorous Sports and Recreation
  • Lesson 5.1: Step 3 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    • What Are Vigorous Sports?
    • What Is Vigorous Recreation?
    • Actions and Interactions: You Are the Referee
    • Moving Together: Following Rules
    • Take It Home: Using Detective Skills
  • Lesson 5.2: Benefits of Vigorous Sports and Recreation
    • What Are the Benefits of Vigorous Sports and Recreation?
    • What Types of Sports and Recreation Are Best?
    • How Are Strategy and Tactics Important in Sports and Games?
    • Academic Connection: Heart Metaphors
    • Biomechanical Principles: Velocity, Acceleration, and Deceleration
    • Consumer Corner: Fitness and Health Information
    • Chapter Review
  • Chapter 6. Muscle Fitness Exercises
  • Lesson 6.1: Step 4 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    • What Is Muscle Fitness?
    • How Do I Build Muscle Fitness?
    • What Are Some Types of Progressive Resistance Exercise?
    • How Do I Exercise Safely?
    • How Much Exercise Do I Need to Build Muscle Fitness?
    • Academic Connection: Fitness Similes
    • Consumer Corner: Do I Need Supplements?
    • Moving Together: Feeling Comfortable in Physical Activity
    • Take It Home: Building Muscle and Character
  • Lesson 6.2: Benefits of Muscle Fitness Exercises
    • What Are the Benefits of Muscle Fitness?
    • How Do I Measure Muscle Fitness?
    • What Else Affects My Muscle Fitness?
    • Which Muscles Should I Exercise?
    • Science in Action: Power and Bone Health
    • Biomechanical Principles: Resistance
    • Chapter Review
  • Unit III. Flexibility, Body Composition, and Planning
  • Chapter 7. Flexibility Exercises
  • Lesson 7.1: Step 5 of the Physical Activity Pyramid
    • What Is Flexibility?
    • What Are Some Methods of Stretching to Build Flexibility?
    • How Much Stretching Is Enough?
    • Actions and Interactions: Yoga
    • Academic Connection: Synonyms and Antonyms
    • Moving Together: Bullying
    • Take It Home: TEAM (Together, Everyone Achieves More)
  • Lesson 7.2: Benefits of Flexibility
    • What Are the Benefits of Flexibility?
    • What Are Some Good Tests of Flexibility?
    • Science in Action: Backpacks
    • Biomechanical Principles: Range of Motion
    • Chapter Review
  • Chapter 8. Body Composition, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
  • Lesson 8.1: Body Composition
    • What Is Body Composition?
    • How Much Body Fat Should I Have for Good Health?
    • How Can I Assess My Body Composition?
    • Moving Together: Peer Pressure
    • Academic Connection: Units of Measurement
    • Take It Home: Give Me a Commercial Break
  • Lesson 8.2: Energy Balance: Physical Activity and Nutrition
    • What Is Energy Balance?
    • What Should I Eat?
    • Food Labels
    • What About Dieting?
    • How Active Should I Be to Balance Energy?
    • Science in Action: Calories
    • Nutrition Matters: Nutrition Guidelines
    • Biomechanical Principles: Efficiency
    • Chapter Review
  • Chapter 9. Planning for Physical Activity
  • Lesson 9.1: Personal Planning: Self-Assessing Fitness and Physical Activity
    • Step 1: Building a Fitness Summary
    • Step 2: Building a Physical Activity Summary
    • How Active Are Teens?
    • Academic Connection: Careers in Fitness, Health, and Wellness
    • Moving Together: Getting Active and Fit
    • Take It Home: Moving Forward
  • Lesson 9.2: Personal Planning: Setting Goals, Putting It in Writing, and Reassessing
    • Step 3: Setting SMART Goals
    • Step 4: Writing a Plan
    • Step 5: Assessing Your Progress and Revising
    • What Else Can I Do to Be Active Throughout Life?
    • Biomechanical Principles: Integration
    • Consumer Corner: Don’t Be Fooled by Food Marketing Tricks
    • Chapter Review
  • Glossary
  • Index


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