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Physical Fitness. By: Ms. Smialek. Physical Activity. Form of movement that causes your body to use energy For example: playing sports, exercising, or doing chores around the house. Physical Fitness.

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physical fitness

Physical Fitness

By: Ms. Smialek

physical activity
Physical Activity
  • Form of movement that causes your body to use energy
  • For example: playing sports, exercising, or doing chores around the house
physical fitness3
Physical Fitness

Ability to carry out daily tasks easily and have enough energy reserved for unexpected physical demands

benefits of physical activity
Benefits ofPhysical Activity

The benefits lasts a lifetime!

It helps strengthen you:




physical health
Physical Health
  • Benefits:
    • Makes your body stronger
    • Increases your energy
    • Improves your posture
    • Reduces chronic fatigue & stiffness
    • Reduces the risk of diseases
continuation of physical health
Continuation of Physical Health
  • Improves the following body systems
    • Cardiovascular: strengthens the heart, allowing blood to flow efficiently
    • Respiratory: can breathe easily without the muscles tiring quickly
    • Nervous: improves your reaction time
mentally emotionally
  • Benefits
    • Reduces stress
    • Helps manage anger and frustrations
    • Improves your mood
    • Decreases risk of depression
    • Increases self-confidence
    • Improves concentration
  • Benefits
    • Meet new people
    • Builds self-confidence
    • Helps manage stress
risks of physical inactivity
Risks of Physical Inactivity
  • Teen Facts (2000/2001):
    • 1 in 3 teens (35%) do not participate regularly
    • Decline in regular physical activity from 73% in 9th grade to 61% in 12th grade
    • 29% attend a physical education class
sedentary lifestyle
Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Involves little physical activity
  • Teens spend too much time:
    • Watching TV
    • Playing video games
    • Texting
    • E-mailing
    • Talking on the phone
negative effects of sedentary lifestyle
Negative Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Reduces the ability to manage stress
  • Decreases the opportunity to meet people
physical activity weight control
Physical Activity & Weight Control
  • Fact: ½ of Adults and 14% of Teens are OVER WEIGHT
  • Due to over eating & sedentary lifestyle
  • Process in which the body gets energy from food
  • Metabolic rate rises when your active
  • Stop exercising your metabolic rate slows down
  • Foods energy is measured in units of heat
  • Need a certain amount each day to function
  • Are burned through physical activity
  • If not burned off they turn into FAT-yikes!
fitting physical activity into life

3-5 days a week

30-60 minutes

Take the stairs

Play a sport

Walking, swimming, biking, running, etc.

Carrying the groceries to the car/house

Mowing the lawn

Washing your car

Fitting Physical Activity into Life
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Replace the underlined words with the correct terms.

Physical activity

Physical fitness



Sedentary lifestyle

Watching TV, taking naps, video games, texting are examples of physical activity.

Physical fitness is a form of movement that causes your body to use energy.

Osteoporosis refers to the process in which your body gets energy from food.

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