Ch 16: MTLE Health: Benefits of Physical Fitness

About This Chapter

Examine the many benefits that come from being physically active in these interactive video lessons. This MTLE Health study guide chapter will help you review the components and benefits of exercise in preparation for the MTLE Health exam.

MTLE Health: Benefits of Physical Fitness - Chapter Summary

Most everyone understands the weight loss benefits of consistent exercise. You could delve deeper into the emotional, mental and developmental advantages of physical fitness by exploring the informative video lessons in this study guide chapter. Each lesson uses an easy-to-understand format to review topics that you'll encounter during the MTLE Health exam, including:

  • Components of physical fitness and its importance in health maintenance
  • Principles for improving health and fitness through physical activity
  • Impact of consistent exercise on life span, coping with stress and overall mental well-being
  • Basic types and elements of exercise programs such as aerobics, anaerobics, strength training and stretching
  • Key training principles, including overload, specificity and progression
  • Relationship between physical activity and brain development and cognition

Strengthen your understanding of essential exercise programs and their multi-level benefits by studying the information in these lessons. As you complete each lesson, be sure to utilize the quizzes and chapter exam to reflect on your comprehension of the material. These study tools will help you prepare for both the format and types of questions you'll encounter on the MTLE Health exam. Each video also comes with a full transcript and quiz worksheet for additional study material.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTLE Health: Benefits of Physical Fitness
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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.

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.

Anaerobic Exercise: Definition, Benefits & Examples

5. Anaerobic Exercise: Definition, Benefits & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about anaerobic exercise and its health benefits. In addition, you will obtain knowledge of the various types of anaerobic workouts.

What Is Aerobic Exercise? - Definition, Benefits & Examples

6. What Is Aerobic Exercise? - Definition, Benefits & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about the characteristics of aerobic exercise and its many health benefits. You will also read about examples of different types of aerobic workouts.

The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression

7. The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression

In this lesson, you'll learn about the three principles of training and how to apply them to any fitness program. You'll also gain a clear understanding of why incorporating these principles into your exercise routine is necessary to improve fitness.

The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain

8. The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain

The brain continues to change as you age and develop. This lesson examines the interaction of exercise with the brain, and subsequent changes to cognition.

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