L11_PhysicalActivityAndFitness

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!"##$% ''( )*+#,-./ 0-1,2,1+ 3 4,1%"## ' $5 '6 Slide 1: Objectives After going through this lesson, you will be able to describe: Recognize the difference between physical activity and exercise Define the four components of physical fitness and recognize the health-related benefits of each Identify the principles of exercise training with regards to each component of fitness Identify the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Slide 2: Benefits Overview Everyone can benefit from physical activity, regardless of gender, age, race and ethnicity, size or shape. Even those limited by physical disabilities can engage in certain forms of activity and reap the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. You’re likely aware of the fact that engaging in regular physical activity positively impacts health. It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some types of cancer, such as colon and breast cancer. It helps manage stress, enhancing emotional wellness and decreasing the risk for depression. It increases energy level and improves sleep. Engaging in regular physical activity also improves one’s ability to perform normal activities of daily living and handle extraordinary stresses on the body, such as in emergency situations, with ease. Slide 3: Sedentary Lifestyles In an attempt to get people moving and thereby address many of our nation’s health problems, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans were presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2008. The guidelines are based on scientific evidence linking physical activity to improved health and reduced risk for chronic disease. They are widely supported and promoted by other leading health organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Despite these well-known benefits, though, most American adults lead sedentary, inactive lifestyles. Research data shows that a large decline in physical activity level typically occurs between the ages of 18 and 24. Most college students are within that age range. Freshman students tend to engage in more physical activity than seniors do. Overall, about a third of students are inactive on a regular basis, and more than two thirds don’t plan exercise into their schedules. Do you exercise? Why or why not? Slide 4: Do You Exercise? (video) Christy: I like to exercise a lot because I like it. Nicholas: I like to run about a mile, maybe two miles. Lift, swim. Rest, get back up. I usually try to put in between five to six hours a week just to keep my head going, like my mind right. It also keeps you around like good positive people. Especially people that don’t need to use substances in order to be happy.
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!"##$% ''( )*+#,-./ 0-1,2,1+ 3 4,1%"## 7 $5 '6 Anders: Usually do something with friends, like play basketball, or go jogging with a friend, or do some sort of sport with a friend, but it’s like an activity you can do that not only is good for you, but
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