Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is an eye-opening and well-taught course that reviews general health, both mental and physical. Though I am pursuing a health-related major, I would recommend that all students take a course that teaches health and general fitness in order to gain a better understanding and learn information that could help both the individual and those around them. This course highlights different subjects within health, such as exercise, disease, nutrition, stress, and human relationships, among others. At the end of the course, you feel as though you have a strong understanding of various subjects that were taught throughout the semester, and now have the information needed to apply what was learned to your own life in order to improve your physical and emotional well-being. This is a class that is highly applicable to both a career and one's own lifestyle.
A highlight of this course was visiting the college's gym with the class and doing some fitness tests within a group to learn about different exercises. Some tests we did included push-ups, step-ups, flexibility tests, and a one-mile walk or run. After performing these activities, we were able to apply what we learned in class and measure conditions such as heart rate, pulse, and blood pressure post-exercise. This class taught a lot about fitness, weight management, and exercise, and it's given me memorable information about staying healthy physically. Another highlight of the course was writing current events on a health-related subject, and then discussing our findings with the class. This assignment allowed students to research a peer-reviewed journal to discover recent publications on a health subject, which ultimately provided a wider understanding of the topics learned about in class and how they apply to the real world.
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For this Health and Fitness course, I would advise students to pay close attention during class lectures, and take notes when needed. I find taking notes to be very helpful for any course, and remember that it was a tool that helped me specifically in this class. I would also recommend working on homework and other assignments for this course ahead of time, in order not to procrastinate later on and fall behind. When the time comes for an exam, I would emphasize the importance of not only reading the material beforehand and memorizing it, but also highlighting and taking notes on important definitions and concepts, like those that are underlined in the textbook. Though the class may not be difficult for some students, I do think it is important to put in a fair amount of time for a course like this in order to get the most out of the material and take advantage of what is being taught.