Chapter 2 Notes

Chapter 2 Notes - Kinesiology 2504 Chapter 2 Notes Physical...

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Kinesiology 2504 Chapter 2 Notes Physical Fitness Physical fitness- the ability to be able to perform any moderate activity without getting fatigue (taking a shower, walking the dog, etc) Depending on how many activities you do without getting tires, that’s how physically fit you are MET level- stands for Metabolic Equivalence; measures how physically fit you are When talking about a MET level- Estimate of how much oxygen is used during a particular activity Sitting or at rest only requires 1 MET Physical Activty Any bodily movement where a skeletal muscle is involved! Examples: walking, lifting weights, dusting the house, taking a shower, gardening, checking the mail Exercise falls under physical activity Exercise- maintain physical fitness; planned and structured Components of Fitness- Health Related 1. Cardiorespiratory Endurance- efficiency of heart and lungs to work to get oxygen workling muscles and tissues- how well the system works together (kick boxing, jogging) 2. Muscular Strength- ability for muscles to exert force 3. Muscular Endurance- ability for muscles to contract over time—not about force but how
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