Microsoft PowerPoint - Physical fitness S08_BB

Microsoft PowerPoint - Physical fitness S08_BB - Fitness...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Physical Fitness Are You Ready to Become More Active? Fitness Terms Physical Activity : activity that requires any type of movement Exercise : structured planned physical activity, often used to improve fitness levels Physical Fitness : ability of the body to respond to the physical demands placed upon it Benefits of Regular Exercise • Longer life • Protection against CVD • Protection against certain cancers • Increases bone mass • Enhances immunity • Reduces stress levels and improves mood Components of Health-related Fitness • There are five components of fitness which establish health benefits: – Body Composition – Cardiorespiratory Fitness – Muscular Strength – Muscular Endurance – Flexibility What is Body Composition? • The relative proportions of fat vs. fat- free (lean) tissue in the body. Disease Association • Excessive body fat is associated with many health problems including: - heart disease - high blood pressure - joint problems, back pain, etc -diabetes -gallbladder disease -cancer
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 Body Fat % Standards for Women and Men • Women – 8-12% essential fat – 12-22% athlete – 20-35% under 34 yrs • Men – 3-5% essential fat – 5-13% athlete – 8-22% under 34 yrs Methods of Testing • Hydrostatic weighing • Skinfold measurement (Calipers)
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course KINE 250 taught by Professor Jankovitz during the Spring '05 term at Cal Poly.

Page1 / 5

Microsoft PowerPoint - Physical fitness S08_BB - Fitness...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online