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Ch 6: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 6: Physical Fitness for Life

About This Chapter

The Physical Fitness for Life chapter of this Holt Lifetime Health Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with physical fitness for life. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Physical Fitness for Life textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Physical Fitness for Life chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the physical fitness for life topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Definition and significance of physical fitness
  • The importance and benefits of diet and exercise
  • Components of physical training
  • Fitness injury prevention and treatment
  • Importance of hydration while exercising
  • The effects of losing sleep
  • Kinds of sleep disorders

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11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 6: Physical Fitness for Life
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.

Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

2. Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

Physical activity is any movement of your muscles that uses energy. Physical activity helps you achieve better health, fitness and performance. Learn how the overload principle and specificity principle improve your fitness and performance.

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

3. 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.

How Diet and Exercise Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

4. How Diet and Exercise Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

Here we will discuss how the elements of diet and exercise can reduce the risk or the severity of a chronic condition or disease. We look specifically at diet and how it can be great, good, okay or terrible. Exercise can be excessive, incorrect, correct or absent.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

5. 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.

Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

6. Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

Injuries are a risk whenever you start a fitness program. Learn about ways to prevent common injuries, such as sprains and strains, as well as how to treat them using the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compress and elevate, in this lesson.

Nutrients to Support Physical Activity

7. Nutrients to Support Physical Activity

It is important to stay well-nourished with carbohydrates, protein, fats and various vitamins and minerals during physical activity. Learn about these nutrients that support physical activity as well as the benefits of water during active times.

Staying Well Hydrated: The Importance of Fluids During Exercise

8. Staying Well Hydrated: The Importance of Fluids During Exercise

Staying well-hydrated during exercise will help prevent dehydration, as well as the heat-related illnesses: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn how to hydrate with the right fluid and sodium balance to avoid hyponatremia in this lesson.

What is the Sleep Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Disorders

9. What is the Sleep Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Disorders

What happens when you sleep? Why are dreams typically more intense as morning approaches? This lesson will guide you through the stages of the sleep cycle that make up a full night's rest.

Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes

10. Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes

Sleep is essential for mental and physical health. But what happens when there's a problem with your sleep? In this lesson, we'll examine some common sleep disorders, including insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and parasomnia.

How Sleep Affects Health and Chronic Conditions

11. How Sleep Affects Health and Chronic Conditions

This lesson explores the effects of missing out on sleep. We examine the general issues that happen when a person misses out on sleep, as well as how sleep debt can compound chronic health conditions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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