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Unformatted text preview: Creating a Wellness Lifestyle KINE 2205-05 Chapter 1 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness Pamela G. Landin, MS, ATC Recent scientific evidence from the past three decades has provided a link between increased physical activity and positive lifestyle habits with better health and improved quality of life Making wise choices at a young age and throughout life can lead to better health and lifestyle during the middle ages and the "golden years". Physical Activity Bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires the expenditure of energy and produces progressive health benefits Examples: Walking to and from work Taking the stairs instead of an elevator or escalators Gardening Doing household chores Dancing Washing your car by hand Exercise Type of physical activity that is planned out, organized and recurring with the intent of improving or maintaining the components of physical fitness Many current lifestyle patterns today in America are a threat to health Detrimental to the human body Lack of wellness = loss of vitality and delight in life, therefore pre-mature illness and death Research shows that a lack of physical activity and negative lifestyle habits can impose serious threats on a person's health Decreased daily activity can be attributed to the advances in technology SeDS Sedentary Death Syndrome Second greatest threat to the U.S. public health Laziness...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course KINE 3302 taught by Professor Landin during the Spring '08 term at Houston Baptist.
- Spring '08