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Ch 7: Components of Wellness

About This Chapter

This chapter explores the various components and considerations of wellness, looking at what influences fitness as well as related terms, possible health risks and strategies to prevent them.

Components of Wellness - Chapter Summary

This chapter examines the components of fitness from a number of angles, defining fundamental health terms and fleshing out the ways in which physical fitness may be cultivated as well as considerations of student fitness. By the time you finish studying with the chapter, you'll have improved your understanding of the following topics:

  • The definition and dimensions of health and wellness
  • Nutrition
  • The symptoms and effects of long-term stress
  • Factors and preventative methods of cardiovascular disease risk
  • The significance of physical fitness
  • Influences of fitness and performance
  • Lifestyle choices and personal wellness
  • Students with disabilities and impairments
  • The evolution of physical activity throughout life

Each lesson contains both a video and transcript of the material, allowing you to choose the way you want to learn. Those who watch the videos will be able to navigate through main points of the lesson by means of the timeline feature while readers of the transcripts can point out key terms and topics through bolded words.

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Components of Wellness
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Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

1. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.

What is Nutrition?

2. What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.

Long-Term Stress: Symptoms & Effects

3. Long-Term Stress: Symptoms & Effects

You probably know what it's like to feel 'stressed out.' What you might not know is that high levels of stress left unattended for long periods of time can wear you down emotionally and physically. Stress in life is unavoidable. The key is recognizing the signs and learning how to manage them.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies

4. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies

This lesson will describe for you the numerous controllable and uncontrollable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease as well as important preventative strategies to maximize your health.

What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

5. What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

Physical fitness is your ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. Learn about the components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition and why they are important.

Factors Affecting Physical Fitness & Performance

6. Factors Affecting Physical Fitness & Performance

What kinds of things impact physical fitness and performance, and how can teachers make the most of them? This lesson outlines factors impacting fitness and provides strategies to use in classrooms.

Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

7. Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

What are lifestyle choices? What are acute and chronic problems? Which U.S. agencies are important for disease prevention? You'll find out about this and more in this lesson!

Students with Physical Disabilities & Other Health Impairments

8. Students with Physical Disabilities & Other Health Impairments

Students with physical disabilities and other health impairments have unique needs. This lesson will discuss the specifics of life with a physical disability or health impairment and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

How Physical Activity Changes Throughout Life

9. How Physical Activity Changes Throughout Life

The amount and type of physical activity that people engage in changes throughout life. In this lesson, we'll explore how physical activity changes throughout the different life stages, from infancy to late adulthood.

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