PPE CHAPTER 1 - Introduction to Exercise Science Chapter 1...

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1 Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Introduction to Exercise Science Chapter 1 Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Introduction to Exercise Science • Physical activity and exercise Important for promoting good health • Physical inactivity results in: – Early morbidity and premature mortality Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Introduction to Exercise Science • Common causes of mortality in the United States for the year 2005
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2 Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Health-Related Aspects of PA • 30% of U.S. adults (over 60 million people) are obese (why?) <25% U.S. adults eat the recommended 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day (how/what do people eat?) <50% of U.S. adults perform enough exercise to provide health benefits (what has taken the place of PA?) • Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity cause or aggravate many chronic diseases and conditions Type II diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, some cancers Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine What Do Exercise Scientists Study? • Health-related aspects of physical activity How exercise can affect the immune system, potentially influence the risk of developing various diseases, and improve health and well-being. • Sport performance (sports scientists) Growth and development of young athletes Nutritional needs of athletes Prevention of and rehabilitation from injuries Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Health-Related Aspects of PA • How much PA do we need to be healthy??? (take a guess)
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