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Week 4_CheckPoint_Physical Activity

Week 4_CheckPoint_Physical Activity - SCI 164 Week 4...

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SCI/ 164, Week 4 CheckPoint Physical Activity Read Chapter 11 of the text, Health: The Basics , by Rebecca Donatelle. Answer the following questions: 1. According to Figure 11.1 in Ch. 11 of the textbook, what are some of the benefits of regular physical activity? Why is physical activity important, and how can it improve health and wellness? Some of the benefits of regular physical activity are: That it reduces stress and improves mood, decreases the risk of depression and anxiety, improves concentration, increases oxygen and nutrients to the brain, decreases the risk of breast cancer in women, improves respiratory capacity and the ability to extract oxygen from the air, decreases the risk of colon cancer, increases muscle strength and tone, improves energy production and extraction of oxygen by muscle cells, improves muscle endurance and coordination, increases bone density and strengthens bones, decreases the risk of osteoporosis, increases the
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