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Fitness and Aerobic Exercise. National Health Education Standards and Technology Standards For Students. National Standards: 1.0 Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

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Fitness and Aerobic Exercise

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National Health Education Standards and Technology Standards For Students

  • National Standards:

    • 1.0 Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

    • 3.0 Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

    • 6.0 Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.

  • Technology Standards:

    • 2.3 Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

    • 5.1 Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.

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The Difference between Fitness and Exercise

  • Fitness is the physical status of an individual.

  • Exercise is the expenditure of daily calories by performing a physical activity.

  • To increase fitness, one must increase exercise.

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Aerobic Exercise

  • Aerobic exercise consists of the following components:

    • Warm-up

    • Workout

    • Cool Down

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  • Consists of a low intensity physical activity/exercise

  • 5 to 10 minutes in length.

  • Helps prepare body for exercise by increasing blood flow.

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  • Consists of moderate to high intensity physical activity/exercise.

  • 20-60 minutes in length.

  • Intensity depends on training goals.

  • Heart rate should be 60-90% of age predicted maximum.

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Cool Down

  • Consists of a low intensity physical activity/exercise.

  • 5 to 10 minutes in length.

  • Helps in the removal of lactic acid.

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Factors of an Exercise Program

  • The following three factors may be manipulated in order to challenge oneself or change the outcome of their exercise program:

    • Intensity-amount of effort put into an exercise.

    • Duration-time spend performing exercise/activity.

    • Frequency-number of occasions per week individual participated in exercise/activity.

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Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

  • Build strong muscles, bones, and joints.

  • Reduces the occurrence of:

    • Type 2 Diabetes

    • Hypertension

    • Cholesterol

    • Heart Disease

    • Colon Cancer

  • Helps maintain and control weight loss.

  • Improves mood and sense of well being.

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    Aerobic Exercises

    • Aerobic exercise may be performed in the a variety of ways, the following are different ideas for aerobic exercise:

      • Brisk walking or Jogging

      • Bicycling

      • Step Aerobics

      • Kick Boxing

      • Sports: basketball, tennis, soccer, football, baseball/softball, etc.

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    Tips for a Successful Exercise Program

    • Start slow and gradually increase duration.

    • Set short-term and long-term goals.

    • Track progress in an activity log or journal.

    • Listen to your body.

    • Eat a variety of nutritious foods.<<Selection in Document>>

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    • The following chart represents the number of people affected by chronic health diseases in the United States.<<Selection in Document

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    Marzano Strategy:Analogies

    • Example:

      _exercise_ is to _health____


      _water___ is to _flowers___

    • Your turn:

      _health__ is to ___disease___as

      ________ is to ____________

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    For Educational Purposes:





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      • Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director. May/June 2005. Vol. 7, No. 10. Back coverpage.

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