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Chapter 4 Evaluating Fitness Activities participation in sports is a good predictor of exercise adherence later in life-continue to be physically active throughout life aerobic activities-work to improve cardiorespiratory endurance o set aside a regular time and place for exercise and select enjoyable aerobic activities (base selection on individual enjoyment, convenient-location, is it available) o combine different activities (cross-train) to develop total fitness ( no (one) activity can develop total fitness-has to be a combination of activities) cross-training-adds variety to work out (increases enjoyment), decreases risk of overuse injuries (working different muscle groups-not putting same strain over and over)-change up type of activity each day o use proper clothing and equipment o specific types of aerobic activities (most prevalent=walking-about 43%, strength training, cycling, jogging; least prevalent=water skiing, cross-country skiing, soccer) walking-the best activity to start a conditioning program-the most natural, easiest, safest, and least expensive form of aerobic exercise (most prevalent-about 43% of interviewed) the caloric cost of brisk walking is only 10% lower than jogging the same distance (heart rate in zone-still where it needs to be-caloric expenditure about the same) can see results quickly with pedometer-keep track of number of steps taken (recommended to take 10,000 a day) to add-can wear extra weight (weight belts, arm weights, etc.) hiking-great family activity-can be vigorous (depending on where hiking at- altitude, inclines, etc.), yet relaxing to the mind (can be a stress reliever) an 8-hour hike can burn as many calories as a 20 mile walk or jog jogging-one of the fastest ways to improve aerobic fitness (3-5 times/week)- very popular (not most prevalent) but misunderstood and often abused must have a good pair of shoes-improper fitting or shock absorption lead to foot, knee, leg, or lower-back problems (shoes should not have any more than 500 miles of use-should be about 300 miles)
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