Personal Fitness Chapter 1 Physical Activity and Personal Fitness
Your thoughts on Personal Fitness. • Do athletes need the class? • Unhealthy people in our society. • Unhealthy US Economic Impact
Physical Activity, Exercise and Physical Fitness • Physical Activity- any movement that works the larger muscles of the body, such as the arms legs, and back muscles. • Exercise- physical activity that is planned, structured and repetitive, and that results in improvements in fitness. • Physical Fitness- the body’s ability to carry out daily tasks and still have enough reserve energy to respond to unexpected demands.
Personal Fitness • What influences your personal fitness? • Why is personal fitness important? • Personal Fitness is total fitness. • Maintain acceptable levels of PF • Participate regularly in PA • Eat nutritious foods • Sleep 8-9 hours (story) • Regular medical checkups • Maintain appropriate weight • Avoid harmful substances
Risk Factors • Risk Factors- conditions or behaviors that represent a potential threat to an individual’s well-being. • Risk Factors you CAN’T modify • Age • Gender • Heredity • Race • CHANGEABLE Risk Factors • Activity level • Smoking • Nutritional habits
Benefits of Personal Fitness • Enhancement of Self-Esteem • Stress Reduction • Improvement in Academic Performance • Link to Academic/Exercise Performance Study • Increase Life Expectancy • Higher Levels of Functional Health and Fitness
Basic Guidelines for Exercise • Regular Physical Activity or Exercise • Any activity or exercise performed most days of the week, preferably daily • Moderate Physical Activity or Exercise • 5 or more days per week • Vigorous Physical Activity or Exercise • 3 or more days per week
Interest Story • Obese Man • Questions/Comments