Ch 6: Physical Activity & Fitness

About This Chapter

Awaken your memories about physical activity and fitness with these helpful lessons. Use both the article-style and video lessons within this chapter to get reacquainted with physical fitness terminology and activities.

Physical Activity & Fitness - Chapter Summary

If you need to call to mind all the important details about physical activity and fitness, then take some time to explore the information in this chapter. Some of the topics you will find include aerobic endurance development, daily fitness integration, and physical activity benefits. If you look through the lesson menu, you will notice that other review topics are as follows:

  • Physical activity major concepts
  • Progression of physical activity over time
  • Stretching, strength training, and aerobics components
  • Different levels of cardiorespiratory activities
  • Examples and benefits of anaerobic exercise
  • Exercises and stretches to increase flexibility
  • Developing and recording fitness goals
  • Theories and terms related to body composition
  • Skill-related and health-related fitness

Our instructors have developed this information as a way to prepare you for any upcoming exams, so you can be certain that the most relevant information will be covered. After all, our instructors have extensive experience in this field, so they know what you will be tested on. More importantly, our instructors know how to review the information in a way that works for you.

One of the things our instructors pride themselves on is building manageable lessons. They don't want you to walk away overloaded with information that you won't remember later. Instead, they have designed brief lessons that let you examine the details of one topic before moving on to the next topic. Our instructors even incorporate lesson quizzes that let you assess how much information you are retaining.

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: Physical Activity & 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.

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.

Developing Aerobic Endurance

6. Developing Aerobic Endurance

What is aerobic endurance, and how do you increase this metric that is beneficial for so many sports? This lesson describes its basic principles and outlines how to develop skills and ensure safety while practicing.

Anaerobic Exercise: Definition, Benefits & Examples

7. 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.

Flexibility in Fitness: Definition, Stretches & Exercises

8. Flexibility in Fitness: Definition, Stretches & Exercises

Flexibility is important in fitness because it allows for better performance when playing sports or exercising, and during your day-to-day activities, it makes bending, walking, and lifting easier. In this lesson, you will learn how stretching and certain types of exercises can help improve flexibility.

How to Establish & Monitor Fitness Goals

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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