Ch 41: Human Body Systems & Fitness

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll find a handful of lessons that explore concepts related to fitness and human body systems. The chapter offers you a quick way to review these topics for upcoming exams, assignments, work or your personal health.

Human Body Systems & Fitness - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers simple, fun and informative lessons about human body systems and the effects of physical activity. As you work through the chapter, you'll review physical fitness and health activities, fitness assessments, organ systems and more. When you're finished working through the chapter's lessons, you should be able to:

  • Identify the human body's organ systems
  • Describe the physiological effects that result from physical activity
  • Assess the components of physical activity
  • Recognize activities that can improve fitness
  • Set health goals through the use of fitness assessments

If you want to make sure you fully understand these concepts, you can take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These resources are accessible 24/7, and you can use any computer or mobile device to study. You can also submit questions to our instructors if you need any clarification on these concepts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 41: Human Body Systems & Fitness
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What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?

1. What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?

In this lesson, you'll learn about the 11 organ systems, which are made of multiple organs that work together to keep the human body functioning. Using easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations, we'll explore the circulatory, respiratory and digestive, systems, among other types, after which you'll have the chance to take a brief quiz and see how well you understood the material.

Physiological Effects of Physical Activity

2. Physiological Effects of Physical Activity

Frequent challenging physical activity does a body good. This lesson will discuss the ways that the body adapts to physical activity and the physiological changes that come from it. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

3. 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.

Activities to Improve Health & Skill-Related Fitness

4. Activities to Improve Health & Skill-Related Fitness

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the many activities that can improve a person's physical and mental health. Then, see how, in some cases, activities can also improve their skillset.

Student Involvement in Personal, Family & Community Health

5. Student Involvement in Personal, Family & Community Health

In this lesson, we will discuss ways to engage students in decision-making and problem-solving health topics. We will also explore ways to enhance student involvement in identifying ways to improve personal, family, community health and demonstrate evidence of applied strategies.

Using Fitness Assessments to Set Health Goals

6. Using Fitness Assessments to Set Health Goals

Everybody wants to get healthier, so let's learn how to use fitness assessments to set your health goals. We'll look at an actual list of popular tests and techniques and we'll discuss how to interpret the tests so you can reach your health goals.

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