Presentation on theme: "FITNESS FOR LIFE Angela Gaines, ED.S, MS, ATC Chelsea High School Sports Medicine."— Presentation transcript:
FITNESS FOR LIFE Angela Gaines, ED.S, MS, ATC Chelsea High School Sports Medicine
Why is exercise or physical activity important? increases your fitness level. Helps prevent Chronic disease. Controls blood lipid abnormalities, diabetes and obesity. Reduces blood pressure.
What risk factors are reduced? High blood pressure Diabetes. Obesity Regular physical activity can help people lose excess fat or stay at a reasonable weight. Low levels of HDL Low levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol have been linked to a higher risk of coronary artery disease.
How can I improve my physical fitness? FITT Formula F-FrequencyI-IntensityT-TypeT-Time
How Can Sports Injuries Be Prevented? Proper Equipment Keep Playing Surfaces Safe Proper Preparation
Common Types of Sports Injuries Acute Injuries Overuse Injuries Re-injuries
How are sports injuries treated? PRICE PRINCIPLE P-ProtectR-RestI-IceC-CompressionE-Elevation