Ch 8: Overview of Physical Activity & Fitness

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Overview of Physical Activity & Fitness - Chapter Summary

It's easy to understand physical activity and fitness with this chapter of concise, easy-to-follow lessons. Topics covered include health, performance and fitness in physical activity and the benefits of regular physical activity on mental health, the lifespan and stress. Once you work through this chapter, you should be ready to accomplish these goals:

  • Discuss how physical activity changes throughout life
  • Outline the different components of exercise programs
  • Identify cardiorespiratory fitness activities for various levels
  • Define anaerobic exercise and explain its benefits
  • Explain how to establish and monitor fitness goals
  • Detail bioelectrical impedance analysis and waist-to-hip ratio
  • Integrate fitness into daily life
  • Differentiate between health-related and skill-related physical fitness

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10 Lessons in Chapter 8: Overview of Physical Activity & Fitness
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Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

1. 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

2. 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 Physical Activity Changes Throughout Life

3. How Physical Activity Changes Throughout Life

The amount and type of physical activity that people engage in changes throughout life. In this lesson, we'll explore how physical activity changes throughout the different life stages, from infancy to late adulthood.

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.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Activities for Various Levels

5. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Activities for Various Levels

Cardiorespiratory fitness is important at all ages and at all levels of development. This lesson will explore the many different types of fitness activities for various levels of fitness. We will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

Anaerobic Exercise: Definition, Benefits & Examples

6. 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.

How to Establish & Monitor Fitness Goals

7. How to Establish & Monitor Fitness Goals

Confused about how to establish, monitor, and achieve your fitness and nutrition goals? This lesson explains how to use the SMART approach to successfully manage these important objectives.

Body Composition Estimations: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis & Waist-to-Hip Ratio

8. Body Composition Estimations: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis & Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Your body composition is the relative proportions of fat and lean tissue found on your body. Learn how body composition is evaluated using methods such as bioelectrical impedance analysis and the waist-to-hip ratio.

Integrating Fitness into Daily Life

9. Integrating Fitness into Daily Life

Physical fitness offers many benefits. This lesson will discuss some ways for integrating fitness into your daily life, including the use of technology to keep you on track.

Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

10. Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

In this lesson, you will learn about the difference between health-related physical fitness and skill-related physical fitness. You will also gain a clear understanding of the characteristics that are health-related or skill-related.

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