CONCEPT 5 - CONCEPT 5: HOW MUCH PHYSICAL ACTIV I TY IS The...

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: The Principles of Physical Activity Overload is necessary to achieve the health, wellness, and fitness benefits of physical activity. Physical activity should be increased progressively for safe and effective results. The benefits of physical activity are specific to the form of activity performed. The benefits achieved from overload last only as long as overload continues. In general, the more physical activity you do the more benefits you receive. The rate of improvement levels off as you become fitter, and at some point maintenance is and appropriate goal. Rest is needed to allow the body to adapt to exercise. All people benefit from physical activity, but the benefits are unique for each person. The FITT Formula The acronyms FITT and FIT can help you remember important variables for applying the overload principle and its corollaries. The threshold of training and target zone concepts help you use the FIT formula. It takes time for activity to produce health, wellness, and fitness benefits, even when
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course PHYS 101 taught by Professor Dr.applewhite during the Fall '09 term at El Centro College.

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