Table of Contents
   Prefacep. vi
   Acknowledgmentsp. viii
   Creditsp. ix
   Fit, Active, and Healthyp. 1
      Meeting and Exceeding the Physical Activity Guidelinesp. 3
      Assessing Personal Fitnessp. 17
      ACSM's Program for Balanced Fitnessp. 43
      Nutrition for Better Health and Fitnessp. 57
      Adopting and Maintaining Healthy Habitsp. 79
   Exercise and Activity for Building a Better Youp. 97
      Aerobic Activityp. 99
      Resistance Trainingp. 115
      Flexibility and Balancep. 151
   Fitness and Health for Every Agep. 181
      Children and Adolescents:Up to Age 17p. 183
      AduIts: Ages 18 to 64p. 205
      Older Adults: Ages 65 and Older
   Fitness and Health for Every Bodyp. 247
      Cardiovascular and Heart Healthp. 249
      Weight Managementp. 265
      Diabetesp. 281
      High Blood Pressurep. 299
      High Cholesterolp. 311
      Arthritis and Joint Painp. 329
      Pregnancy and Postpartump. 341
      Osteoporosis and Bone Healthp. 359
   Referencesp. 377
   Indexp. 387
   About the ACSMp. 393
   About the Editorp. 393
   About the Contributorsp. 394