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Developing and Assessing  Physical Fitness Chapter 3
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Benefits of Physical Fitness n Improves cardiorespiratory endurance,  muscular strength, muscular endurance, and  flexibility  n Helps maintain recommended body weight  and lean body tissue n Increases resting metabolic rate n Improves the immune system n Decreases risk for Chronic diseases  (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes,  hypertension, osteoporosis)
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Benefits of Physical Fitness n Relieves tension and Tension  n Raises energy levels and job productivity n Encourages positive lifestyle habits n Promotes Psychological wellness n Helps maintain independent living  n Extends longevity and slows down the aging  process  n Improves Quality of life 
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Physical Activity n Aerobic Exercise: n Moderately intense n 30 min/day, 5 days/week  OR n Vigorously intense  n 20 min/day, 3 days/week.  n Strength-training  n 8-10 exercises n 8-12 reps, x2 /week
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