Ch 11: Fitness Activities

About This Chapter

This chapter closely examines fitness activities for individuals at different ages and levels of development. Explore topics like health and fitness in adolescence, the benefits of regular physical activity and types of cardiorespiratory fitness activities.

Fitness Activities - Chapter Summary

Enjoy exclusive access to lessons designed to strengthen your knowledge of a variety of fitness activities. Fun and engaging lessons cover the basics of physical fitness, health and fitness for children at different ages and much more! Once you've completed this chapter, you will be prepared for the following:

  • Sharing the meaning and importance of physical fitness
  • Describing challenges of childhood obesity, and health and fitness needs for middle childhood
  • Discussing ways to fight obesity, and enhance health and fitness in adolescence
  • Providing information about aerobics, strength training and other components of exercise programs
  • Identifying cardiorespiratory fitness activities for various ages and levels of development
  • Listing and describing the benefits of regular physical activity

Review the lessons at a pace that best suits your learning and study needs. Access them anytime, day or night, in any sequence and as often as you'd like. If you need additional details about any lesson topics, don't hesitate to submit your questions to our experts. When ready, be sure to assess your knowledge of these fitness activities by taking lesson quizzes and a practice chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Fitness Activities
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

1. 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.

Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

2. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

The United States is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. But how can we fight this epidemic? Watch this video to learn about how children grow in middle childhood and how fitness and nutrition can help with the problem of obesity.

Health and Fitness in Adolescence

3. Health and Fitness in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of great physical change. However, many adolescents struggle with weight. Watch this lesson to learn more about those weight issues, including how they can fight obesity and issues with eating disorders.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

4. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

Ever wonder what stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises are? You'll learn about them in this lesson. You'll also find out what some basic recommendations are for each type of exercise.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Activities for Various Levels

5. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Activities for Various Levels

Cardiorespiratory fitness is important at all ages and at all levels of development. This lesson will explore the many different types of fitness activities for various levels of fitness. We will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

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

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

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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