Now in its fifth edition, this book continues to take a positive, lighthearted, and realistic approach to promoting exercise as a way for living a life of health and fitness. Emphasis is placed on presenting the basic information on physical fitness, allowing the reader to choose a fitness program that is appropriate for his/her way of life. The book includes coverage of a variety of physical activity programs, ranging from beginning to advanced. The programs presented focus on health-related fitness components, including muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. New topics include: expanded coverage of cardiorespitory fitness, resistance training coverage, and more. Teachers of health and physical fitness or those interested in acquiring and maintaining a healthful lifestyle.