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Clarity of Terms Physical Education – A planned sequential and developmental program of instruction designed to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. Physical Activity – Bodily movement that results in energy expenditure and is often categorized by degrees of intensity (low, moderate, high). Physical Fitness – A measure of a person’s ability to perform physical activities that require endurance, strength, or flexibility. A healthy fitness level is achieved through an accumulation of several bouts of regular and moderately intense physical activity and exercise.
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Unformatted text preview: • An optimal fitness level requires an increase in frequency, intensity, and specific time spent exercising each session. • The goal in physical education is for students to achieve and maintain a healthy fitness level. • The goal in athletics is for players to achieve and maintain an optimal fitness level. Exercise — Planned and structured physical activity producing repetitive bodily movement that will improve or maintain one or more of the components of physical fitness: aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course PEDU 575 taught by Professor Doen during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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