The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span


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Tom is suffering from depression. Which of the following behaviors would you MOST expect from Tom?

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1. Exercise can help build strong muscles to support places where two or more bones meet, which are called _____.

2. Which of the following includes one component of the minimal amount of regular exercise and physical activity you need to reap important health benefits?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you want to improve your mind and body, exercise. A regular routine of physical activity and exercise can extend your life, and this assessment covers how much activity will accomplish that goal, what kind of activity to engage in and what the health benefits are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the health benefits of physical activity and exercise, along with related facts:

  • Definition of depression
  • Name for the place where two bones meet
  • Activity that includes the minimal amount of regular exercise and physical activity you need
  • State of excess fat accumulation in the body
  • Health benefits of exercise

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as obesity and depression
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how exercise can prevent falls and broken bones
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how much physical activity or exercise is needed each week

Additional Learning

To learn more about exercise and physical activity, review the accompanying lesson about the health benefits of physical activity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recall how much time should be devoted to physical activity and regular exercise to obtain health benefits
  • Define obesity and explain how exercise can eliminate health problems caused by obesity
  • Explain how exercise can improve balance and strength and know why this is important
  • Define joints and know how exercise can protect joints from injury
  • Understand how exercise can help prevent depression and improve sleep
  • Explain what depression is