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resting heart rate Applying Health Skills Goal Setting. Use the goal-setting steps to develop a personal fitness program. Synthe- size information from this lesson and apply critical-thinking and decision-making skills to determine what activities to include and how you will incorporate them into a formal plan. Think of obstacles that could prevent you from following your plan, and apply problem-solving skills to figure out how to overcome these obstacles. Using a calendar or journal can help you keep track of your fitness program. health.glencoe.com
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VOCABULARY training program hydration anabolic steroids health screening Training and Safety for Physical Activities eginning a new physical activity can be exciting. It also B requires some preparation to make sure that you stay safe and get the most out of the activity. Training and Peak Performance he first step in becoming fit is to take good care of your T body. Eat nutritious foods and drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Getting adequate rest is essential. To keep your body in top form, it is also important that you avoid harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. The next step in improving fitness often involves beginning a training program for your chosen activity. A is a program of formalized physical preparation for involvement in a sport or another physical activity. Consult your physical education teacher, coach, or another trusted adult to help you set your training goals. training program Divide a sheet of paper into two columns. In the first column, list five physical activities you enjoy doing. In the second column, list any special equipment, including safety gear, needed for each activity. 93 Lesson 4 Training and Safety for Physical Activities A physical education teacher or coach can help you establish your goals for a training program. YOU’LL LEARN TO Recognize health-promoting strategies that can enhance a training program. Understand the importance of preventive health screenings before beginning a physical activity program. Identify safety concerns related to various physical activities.
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Nutrition and Hydration What you eat and drink is an important part of any training pro- gram. Food provides the energy necessary for peak performance. You will learn more about nutrition and healthy food choices in Chapter 5. Equally important is hydration, especially when you are engaged in vigorous physical activity. is taking in fluids so that the body functions properly. When you are ade- quately hydrated, you are more alert and focused, your reaction time is faster because your muscles respond more quickly and are less likely to cramp, and your endurance is greater. To stay hydrated, drink plenty of water before, during, and after vigorous physical activity.
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