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Attribution and OER Revision Statement
Why Study Wellness?
Dimensions of Wellness
Health Problems in the United States
Behaviors That Promote Wellness
Lifestyle Modification Barriers
Fostering Wellness in Your Life
Start with “Why?”
Test Your Knowledge
Exercise: Not a Passing Fad
What are Physical Activity and Exercise?
Components of Health-Related Fitness
Principles of Adaptation to Stress
Rest, Recovery, and Periodization
Creating a Successful Fitness Plan
Additional Safety Concerns
What are the cardiovascular and respiratory systems?
The CR System and Energy Production
Changes in the CR System
Measuring Heart Rate
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment
Muscle Fiber Types
Resistance Exercise Programming
What is Flexibility?
Benefits of Flexibility and Stretching
Improving Range of Motion
Creating an Effective Stretching Program
Assessing Your Flexibility
Body Weight versus Body Composition
Diseases Associated with Excessive Body Fat
Body Fat Distribution
Body Mass Index
How to Measure Body Composition
Weighing in on the U.S.
Low Body Composition
Calories (Food Energy)
Weight Management Through Diet
The Importance of Physical Activity in Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Keeping the Weight Off
Health Risks of Being Underweight
What Is Stress and How Does It Affect Wellness?
General Adaptation Syndrome
What Are the Strategies for Managing Stress?
Assess Your Stress Level
Major Forms of CVD
What's Your Number?
Chapter 5 – Flexibility
The first step in creating a successful flexibility program is to assess your own flexibility. Follow the links below for instructions on how you can perform these assessments.
Flexibility and Mobility Testing
Health and Fitness for Life by Dawn Markell and Diane Peterson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.