The original idea as outlined in the table of contents was well thought of and it makes sense; not entirely sure the actual content delivered on this intentions as well as it could have been.
Although it lacks specific discussion on the impacts of exercise and nutrition to diverse background; i do not believe this hurts this book as it seems to be guided as an introduction text. Overall discussion on how most can achieve health and exercise are more important to this textbook that individual discussion different backgrounds.
I do believe this has tremendous potential if the content was to be better organized and chapters better formatted. This review can be taken with skepticism as this is my first review and interaction wit OERs. I truly would like to use an OER in the near future in my campus as it would bring tremendous benefits to our student population. I applaud this group of authors for the creation of this textbook as materials in the Exercise Science field are sorely lacking. I do however, urge authors to connect and come up with solutions to increase congruence in content delivery
The text is comprehensive in most of the chapters. The nutrition and weight management chapters are lacking in important information related to these areas of study. It seems that a text addressing overall wellness would include a chapters on. read more
The second half of the text requires significant supplementation to provide accurate and thorough information within a course
The text is comprehensive in most of the chapters. The nutrition and weight management chapters are lacking in important information related to these areas of study. It seems that a text addressing overall wellness would include a chapters on mental health, as well. Cardiovascular disease and cancer are important aspects in the health conversation. Diabetes would be a great addition.
The fitness related chapters were thorough and accurate. The nutrition chapter was lacking important information such as vitamin D. Limiting the conversation on fat to cholesterol is misleading. The weight management chapter is about calories in, calories out which is an antiquated view considering what research has identified regarding the interplay of hormones, stress etc and their effect on weight.
Clear sections were identified within the content of each chapter. An index with links would be helpful. Continuous numbering through the text would assist in getting to content.
The text is appropriate for an introductory fitness course. It is most definitely focused on the physical dimension. Although the introductory chapter of the book acknowledges the existence of nine dimensions of wellness, the paragraph in this. read more
The first half of the text is comprehensive and a great resource
The text is appropriate for an introductory fitness course. It is most definitely focused on the physical dimension. Although the introductory chapter of the book acknowledges the existence of nine dimensions of wellness, the paragraph in this opening chapter was the only coverage of said dimensions.
The content of the text is clear and accurate. The majority of the links throughout the text did not work. If I were to implement this book for my course I would need to update it to fix the links, or possibly remove links that were not relevant to the course I am teaching. It would be quite frustrating for a student that is wanting more information on a topic or wanting to watch the video referenced and not be able to make it work.
Content is relevant to the physical dimension of wellness. Nutrition information included is relevant and current, but rather brief. many of today’s students are wanting more information on nutritional information in the news such as organic foods, GMOs, and the abundance of popular fad diets. It is also rather confusing as presented. (See comments below under organization). The Fitness principles would need to be updated with new guidelines, and new information on sugar baby sheffield Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was just updated, so those would need updated as well.