Basic Concepts of Fitness-chap. 7-NOTES

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Basic Concepts  of Fitness Chapter 7 Class notes – rev. 2/09
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Myth:     Fact:     
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What is your definition of  fitness? Physical fitness:   Health: Wellness:
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Physical Fitness
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Health
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Wellness health Achieved by the practice of a healthy lifestyle Includes: Regular physical activity Proper nutrition Eliminating unhealthy behaviors Maintaining good emotional health
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Wellness Components Physical Emotional Intellectual Spiritual Environmental All of these components interact 
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Physical Health
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Emotional Health
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Intellectual Health
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Interpersonal & Social Health
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Spiritual Health Means different things to different people Can be defined as religious beliefs or  establishment of personal values Closely linked to emotional health Ability to experience love, joy, pain, peace,  sorrow Care for and respect all living things
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Environmental Wellness Environmental Wellness encompasses not just our  relationship with the planet and nature but our  relationship with our personal surroundings as well.   It involves taking care of our possessions, homes, cars,  and places of business.   When our personal surroundings are well cared for,  clean and organized, we experience a greater sense of  comfort and less anxiety.   Environmental Wellness also involves caring for and  appreciating nature. 
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Fitness Levels Among Adults Only 1 in 5 Americans are active enough to  gain health benefits! 32% not involved in physical activity at all Health club memberships soared for all age  groups An estimated 80% of Americans don’t have a  regular exercise program or a place to  exercise!
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Baby-boomers –  Born 1946-1964 Seniors over 85 =    9 million by 2030
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Physical Fitness Facts 1996 Surgeon General’s Report on  that a lack of physical activity is a major  public health problem in U.S. All Americans can improve their health  by engaging in regular exercise
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Physical fitness divided into 2  categories: 1. 2.
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1.  Health-Fitness Related to a national public health agenda Important in the prevention of disease  Important component of wellness Applies to everyone Provides major health benefits:     *  Stronger heart    *  Less body fat    *  Reduced cholesterol    *  Lower blood pressure    *      * Control blood glucose levels       
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not transmitted through  infections…but instead develop  through: 1 2. 3.
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