Creative Fitness: Applying Health Psychology and Exercise Science to Everyday Life

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About the Author

HENRY B.BILLER is professor of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island where he has taught since 1970. He was a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University and received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1967. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, he also serves on the advisory board of the Men’s Health Network and is listed in The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Among his more than 100 publications are contributions to The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation and The Handbook of Developmental Psychology as well as nine previous books including Fathers and Families (Auburn House, 1993). Dr. Biller has given invited presentations to many organizations including the Medical Research Council of Ireland, the Johnson and Johnson Institute for Pediatric Services, and the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. House of Representatives.

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Creative Fitness: Applying Health Psychology and Exercise Science to Everyday Life
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Contents xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Step I - Appreciating Your Biological Individuality 1
  • Chapter 1 - Body Wisdom 3
  • Chapter 2 - Staying Healthy 13
  • Step II - Understanding Your Personal Potential 27
  • Chapter 3 - Mental Vitality 29
  • Chapter 4 - Motivating Yourself 43
  • Step III - Enjoying Your Exercise Experience 59
  • Chapter 5 - Playful Movement 61
  • Chapter 6 - Muscle Games 77
  • Step IV - Improving Your Physical Appearance 93
  • Chapter 7 - Eating Well 95
  • Chapter 8 - Looking Good 117
  • Step V - Maximizing Your Healthful Lifestyle 137
  • Chapter 9 - Family Fitness 139
  • Chapter 10 - Life Satisfaction 155
  • Bibliography 197
  • Author Index 227
  • Subject Index 235
  • About the Author 251
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