Introduction to Fitness & Guidelines of Exercise

Jun 30th, 2015
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Active people experience heart disease less often and are less likely to die from heart attacks. Active people tend to develop extra coronary arteries in the heart. Heart muscle strengthens. 

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Lesson 1--Introduction to Fitness & Guidelines of ExercisePhysical FitnessA state of well being, with a low risk of premature health problems, and energy to participate in a variety of physical activities.Physically Educated Personhas learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activitiesis physically fitdoes participate regularly in physical activityknows he implications of the benefits from involvement in physical activitiesvalues physical activity and its contribution to a healthful lifestyleBenefits Of Exercise 1. Improved appearance and body image 2. Feelings of personal control 3. More enjoyment of life 4. Improved health 5. Improved muscular strength 6. Improved muscular endurance 7. Increased level of energy 8. Improved physical performance 9. Increased success in your school work or job 10. Helps cope with stress 11. Sleep better 12. Increased life expectancyFive Health Components of Fitness Cardiovascular - (Mile run)Muscular Strength - (Paced pushups)Muscular Endurance - (Paced curls)Flexibility - (Back Saver sit and reach)Body Composition - (Optional, skin fold, hydrostatic)Things to Consider Before Things to Consider Before Starting an Exercise ProgramPhysician's clearanceFamily medical history; blood pressure, etc.Current tness level Resting heart rateWhat activities you enjoyYour scheduleGoals Equipment; shoes, clothes, ect.Goal Settingsa process to help you improve yourself and feel good about

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