Physical Activity and Your Health Physical activity benefits all aspects of your health. Teens should try for at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Physical Activity and Your Health Physical activity includes all kinds of activities that you do every day. Physical activity any form of movement that causes your body to use energy
Physical Benefits Being active on a regular basis improves your physical fitness. Physical fitness The ability to carry out daily tasks easily and have enough reserve energy to respond to unexpected demands
Physical Benefits All kinds of physical activity—not just exercise— will improve your health. Exercise Purposeful physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive, and that improves or maintains physical fitness
Physical Benefits Strengthens your muscles and bones Boosts your energy level Improves your posture Helps you maintain a healthy weight Reduces your risk of many serious diseases
Social Benefits Spend time with friends Make new friends Develop skills to improve your relationships Increase self-esteem Give you confidence Manage stress
Social Benefits Taking part in sports can teach teamwork and sportsmanship.
Risks of Being Inactive An inactive lifestyle puts you at risk for a variety of health problems. Examples of sedentary activities include watching TV, surfing the Internet, and playing video games.
Risks of Being Inactive Being sedentary all the time puts you at risk for a variety of health problems. Sedentary Involving little physical activity
Risks of Being Inactive Health Problems that May Result from Being Sedentary Unhealthful weight gain and obesity Cardiovascular disease Type 2 diabetes Certain types of cancer Asthma and other breathing problems Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis Psychological problems Premature death
Making Time for Physical Activity There are several ways to fit physical activity into your daily life. Engaging in 10 minutes of physical activity six times a day provides the same benefits as an hour-long workout.
Making Time for Physical Activity Playing basketball, soccer, or tennisPlaying video or computer games Washing the car by handTaking the car through a car wash Carrying your groceries to the carUsing a shopping cart Walking, skating, or riding your bikeGetting a ride to a friend’s house Shoveling snowUsing a snowblower Taking the stairsTaking the elevator Instead of this...Try This…
Making Time for Physical Activity By turning off the TV and getting out of the house for a little exercise, you can reduce your risk of health problems.
After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary Exercise is a purposeful kind of physical activity that is planned and physical activity is any form of movement that causes the body to use energy. 1.What is the difference between physical activity and exercise?
After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 2.Name three body systems that benefit from regular physical activity. Cardiovascular system, respiratory system, musculoskeletal system
After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 3.Identify two types of disease associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Sample answer: cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes