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Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Taking Charge: Choosing a Good Activity Chapter 4: How Much Is Enough?

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1 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Taking Charge: Choosing a Good Activity Chapter 4: How Much Is Enough?

2 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Lesson Objectives: Discuss fitness ratings and how they apply to your physical activity program. Identify factors that contribute to fitness. Describe several factors to consider when creating a personal physical activity program.

3 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question What is a criterion-referenced health standard?

4 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer Criterion-referenced health standard is a term used to describe the level of fitness needed to be classified as healthy and well. If you meet these standards you will –have a lower risk of health problems. –achieve wellness benefits. –work effectively and meet emergencies. –be able to enjoy your free time.

5 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question What are the problems with comparing your fitness levels with those of somebody else?

6 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer It does not matter how fit someone else is. If you have a high level of fitness –you will improve your sports performance. –you will keep healthy.

7 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question Why does your level of fitness relate to your health?

8 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer If you are fit (higher aerobic fitness, greater muscular strength and endurance): You will have fewer health problems. You will be able to do outdoor activities.

9 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question Results you achieve on a fitness test can place you into one of four categories. What are the four categories of fitness?

10 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer There are four categories of fitness: High performance Good fitness Marginal fitness Low fitness

11 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question What types of people would appear in each category of fitness?

12 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer Athleteshigh performance category Teenagersif active, would appear in the good fitness category Older people or those who are inactive would appear in the low fitness category

13 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question Being physically active can improve your physical fitness. What other factors influence how fit you are?

14 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer Things that affect your physical fitness, other than physical activity, are –maturation, –age, –heredity, and –environment.

15 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question What is meant by the term maturation?

16 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer Maturation is a term used to describe the process of becoming a fully grown and developed adult.

17 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question How does maturation affect fitness levels?

18 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer In the early teens, the body produces more hormones that promote growth and development of such tissues as muscle and bone. Some people mature earlier than others. Early developers often do better on physical fitness tests than those who mature later.

19 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question How does age affect fitness levels?

20 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer Age affects fitness levels in the following ways: Older teens perform better on fitness tests than younger teens. However, some younger people mature earlier than their peers. People who mature early have an advantage on physical fitness tests.

21 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer (continued) Active teens perform better on fitness tests than children. As adults age, fitness performance starts to decline. In the fourth or fifth decade of life, fitness levels start to decline.

22 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question How does heredity affect fitness levels?

23 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer Heredity determines the physical characteristics we inherit from our parents. Our heredity contributes to physical fitness. For example, some people have more of the muscle fibers that help them run fast.

24 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question How does the environment affect levels of fitness?

25 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer The following environmental factors can affect your fitness levels: Where you live (city, suburbs, country) Your school Availability of places to exercise The social environment (what your family and friends do) I

26 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Question Which factors should you consider when selecting the kinds of physical activity to do?

27 Lesson 4.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough? Answer When considering what kinds of physical activity to do consider your physical fitness. consider your interests. consider the benefits of the activity. consider activities you can do with others. practice, practice, practice.

28 Taking Charge: Choosing a Good Activity Read about Kim Lea and Norma in the Taking Charge section of chapter 4 (page 70). Why was it no longer feasible for Norma to continue participating in the same sports she played in high school? What might help her get involved in a physical activity again?

29 Taking Charge: Choosing a Good Activity Why do you think Kim Lea started to participate in activities? Fill out the questionnaire to find out what factors determine the popularity of an activity.


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