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Health, Fitness & Nutrition - Chapter Summary
Refresh your knowledge of the human body's structure and function. Find out more about how behavior and personal decisions impact health, including a look at physical fitness and the benefits of physical activity. When you've finished these lessons, you should have a good idea about topics including:
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Major health problems in the U.S.
- Information about nutrition
- Strategies for changing risky behavior
- Why physical fitness is important
- Components of fitness programs
Our instructors have designed lively lessons that make learning fun. These videos average about five minutes in length, and you can watch them on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Short lesson quizzes enable you evaluate your learning, and, if you need to re-visit a particular part of the lesson, clickable links make it simple to jump back to the segment you need.
1. Basic Structures & Functions of the Human Body
The human body is a complex system with structures ranging from cells to organ systems and functions ranging from waste removal to protection and defense. The structures and functions are dedicated to maintaining a state of health in the body.
2. Major Health Problems in the United States
Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.
3. 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.
4. 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!
5. Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change
This lesson will discuss the short and long-term consequences of several different risk behaviors. We'll also go into some simple but effective strategies you can use to help avoid or stop these behaviors.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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