Ch 9: Physical Activity, Exercise & Fitness

About This Chapter

The informative lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter will provide you with information on physical activity, exercise and fitness. This material is beneficial for anyone interested in learning more about physical education.

Physical Activity, Exercise & Fitness- Chapter Summary

Our professional and knowledgeable instructors will walk you through the lessons in this chapter. You will look at topics on exercise and fitness. Specific topics you will become familiar with include:

  • Overload principle and specificity principle
  • The amount and type of physical activity needed through different stages of life
  • Goals of exercise physiology
  • Stretching, strength training and aerobic exercises
  • SMART approach
  • Relationship between fat and lean tissue
  • Benefits of physical fitness
  • Fitness and health promotion and education

The lessons and quizzes in this chapter will aid you in your review of these physical education topics. The quizzes will allow you to make sure you are retaining the material that is taught in the lessons. After you complete all of the lessons, make sure you take the chapter exam. This comprehensive exam will cover all the major concepts taught in the chapter. This will give you a good indication as to whether or not you are ready to move forward to other chapters.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Physical Activity, Exercise & Fitness
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

How Physical Activity Changes Throughout Life

2. 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.

Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

3. Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

In this lesson, you will learn about exercise physiology and the role it plays in fitness. You'll also learn about the areas of specialization and goals of exercise physiology.

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.

How to Establish & Monitor Fitness Goals

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Promoting Fitness & Health Opportunities

8. Promoting Fitness & Health Opportunities

In this lesson, you'll learn about health promotion, what professional services may be available to students to promote health, and how students can help one another to become healthier.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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