HPHE 1500 Dr. Ayers. Chapter 7: Basics Concepts of Fitness. Introductory points. Landmark documents: Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity & Health (1996 ) Highlighted the role of physical activity (PA) in maintaining good health. Shape of the Nation 2010
HPHE 1500Dr. Ayers
Basics Concepts of Fitness
Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity & Health (1996)
Highlighted the role of physical activity (PA) in maintaining good health
Shape of the Nation 2010
Current status of Physical Education in the American educational system
Contemporary Understanding of Fitness
Can you define, explain their differences?
Types of Fitness
THE GAINS ARE FLEETING
The Dose-Response Debate
How much, for how long, and at what intensity (dose) does one need to exercise to obtain health benefits (response)?
The Social Gradient in Health and Fitness
Safe activity spaces, nutritious food, health care, health information, etc.?
Strength Training MISINFORMATION ALERT:
Major muscle groups typically targeted:
Measurement of Fitness & Physical Activity
…for a soccer player?
…for a golfer?
It depends on the goal . . .
Measuring Health-related Fitness
Reporting of results:
Informal Measurement of Fitness
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