Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport. Daryl Siedentop. Basic Concept of Fitness. Chapter 7. Discussion Questions. Should health fitness become a major, independent goal of school Physical Education? Explain why, or why not. Discussion Questions.
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Should health fitness become a
major, independent goal of school
Explain why, or why not.
To what extent are the differences in
kinds of fitness misunderstood by the
How can the public
be better educated?
For which population groups might
cosmetic fitness be more important
than health fitness?
How can that emphasis be changed?
Should it be changed?
Give one example of how each of the
training principles is violated.
Which principle is violated most
How can aerobic fitness be developed
and maintained in everyday life?
How can strength fitness be developed
How fit are you? Answer in terms of
your health and motor performance.
What factors in your life have
contributed to your fitness or to
your lack of fitness?
What fitness programs have you
Which appealed to you? For what
Which ones did not? For what reasons?
To what extent do youth and adults suffer
from societal pressures to look fit?
How will the focus on moderate levels of
physical activity affect fitness programs?
Surgeon General’s Report on Physical
Activity and Health (1996).
(PA) in maintaining good health . . .
children, youth, and adults (see also Box 7.1)
all age groups, w. thus increased risk
of numerous chronic diseases (incl.
$1,200.000.000.00 . . .
Can you define, explain their differences?
& improve quality of life (especially
through aerobic-type exercises) .
(Remember: Health is not merely the absence of disease!)
(see also Box 7.3).
So, why the emphasis on “daily PA”?
“You gotta keep at it!”
“There is no off-season.”
“You snooze, you lose”
THE GAINS ARE FLEETING
performance (typically in a Sport).
importance for the following skills:
fitness, it can be positive.
“the cult of slenderness.”
enormous (e.g., consider the media, magazines,
weight-loss industry, -quackery).
How much, for how long, and at what
intensity (dose) does one need to
exercise, to obtain the health benefits
being moderately active provides the
greatest gains in reducing the risk of
dying prematurely from chronic
increasing Cardio-Vascular Endurance
from being sedentary to accumulating
at least 30 minutes of PA at moderate
levels of intensity.
differ from adults.
At least 30 min. of planned exercise.
20 minutes in Moderate to Vigorous
Physical Activity (MVPA).
Accumulate at least 60 min. of
age-appropriate PA (incl. MPVA).
expenditure needed for a brisk walk.
view fitness education for children &
responsibility . . . .
to which one can develop, maintain, or
improve fitness/health (A socio-
Lower inequality = increased life
Safe activity spaces, nutritious food, health
care, health information, etc.?
how do we ensure that as a society ALL
have access/opportunity to a physically active
concept as the basis):
without taxing the aerobic (O2) energy
density, lower resting metabolic
employ greater force.
At or > 75% of 1-rep max.
strength will improve
developing muscular strength and -endurance.
goals of a program.
free weights or machines.
part of every sport!
around a joint
muscle tension as it is stretched.
…for a soccer player?
…for a golfer?
It depends on the goal . . .
. . . Performance?
. . . Looks?
. . . Health?
a standard associated with health).