Physical Activity Is any kind of movement that causes your body to use energy.
Fitness The ability to handle the physical work and play of everyday life.
Exercise Is physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive and improves and maintains personal fitness.
Benefits of Physical Health Maintain a healthy weight Improve strength and flexibility. Higher energy level Stronger bones. Better sleep.
Benefits of Social Health Additional chances to meet new people. Opportunities to share common goals with others. Opportunities to use talents to help others.
Benefits to Mental/Emotional Health Self-confidence Mental alertness Reduced stress More relaxed attitude
3 Elements of Fitness Strength: the ability of your muscles to exert a force. Endurance: the ability to perform vigorous physical activity without getting overly tired. Heart/Lung Endurance: measures how effectively your heart and lungs work during exercise. Muscle Endurance: is the ability of a muscle to repeatedly exert a force over a prolonged period of time.
Flexibility Is the 3 rd element of fitness Is the ability to move joints fully and easily.
Aerobic Exercise Is rhythmic, nonstop, moderate to vigorous activity that requires large amounts of oxygen and works the heart.
Anaerobic Exercise Is intense physical activity that requires little oxygen but involves short bursts of energy.
Question of the Day Which of the Following is Aerobic Exercise? A. golf B. weight training C. running D. Curling
Answer C. Running Aerobic exercise is typically done for about 20 minutes 3 times a week and is non-stop exercise.