Ch 17: Fitness for Personal Health

About This Chapter

Watch online health video lessons to learn about the benefits of physical activity, the components of an exercise program and more. Take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your understanding of the material.

Fitness for Personal Health - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, experienced instructors introduce you to the types of physical activity useful for improving your overall health, getting back into shape or preparing to dominate your rec basketball league. There are several benefits to regular physical activity - other than bragging rights, of course - and you can use the lessons in this chapter to explore some of them alongside the different types of exercise programs out there. By the time you reach the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Mental and physical benefits of regular exercise
  • Characteristics of strength-training and aerobic exercise programs
  • Components of a stretching program
  • Types of muscle contractions

Video Objectives
The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span Learn how being physically active on a regular basis can improve your physical and mental health, help you manage stress and mitigate the risk of obesity and heart disease.
Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching Explore concepts like endurance and aerobic capacity before investigating the components of aerobic and strength-training exercise programs. Learn what's included in program designed to improve your flexibility.
Isometric and Isotonic Contraction: Definition and Examples Survey the purposes of concentric, isometric, eccentric and other forms of muscle contractions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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