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Fitness. Why Is It So Important?. What is Fitness?. Fitness simply has to do with Health. Fitness can also be defined as the capability of the body of distributing inhaled oxygen to muscle tissue during increased physical effort . How Much Time Should I Spend On Fitness?.

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Fitness

Fitness

Why Is It So Important?


What is fitness
What is Fitness?

  • Fitness simply has to do with Health.

  • Fitness can also be defined as the capability of the body of distributing inhaled oxygen to muscle tissue during increased physical effort.


How much time should i spend on fitness
How Much Time Should I Spend On Fitness?

  • Fitness should be one of the most important components in every individual’s life.

  • It just makes you feel better.

  • Experts say that individuals should workout at least 30 minutes each day.


Benefits of being fit
Benefits of Being Fit

  • If you are faithful to working out 30 minutes a day you are going to build up stamina. MORE ENERGY!!!

  • At first working out comes of as a job, but once you have more energy it will become easier and easier.

  • As it gets easier, working out may appear more appealing to you.


Benefits for yourself
Benefits for Yourself

  • Working out will bring more confidence.

  • If you look good, you feel good.

  • If you are looking good and fit it will also build up your self esteem.


What if i don t workout
What if I don’t Workout?

  • Not working out can bring all kinds of bad things.

  • Many people today worry about their appearance. And if you don’t workout you are not going to be happy with yours.

  • Being lazy is not the answer. And Either is the couch.

  • With working out comes weight loss.

  • Not working out is when the pounds start to add on.


Dieting
Dieting

  • Working out is a big part, but you aren't done yet.

  • With working out you need a healthy diet.

  • Without the diet you are not going to be seeing the results you would like.

  • Working out does nothing for you if you go from the gym to McDonalds or any other fast food restaurant.


Setting goals
Setting Goals

  • When you work out you should be setting goals for yourself.

  • Join a fitness club or any kind of fitness program to help.

  • They should neither be too hard or too easy.

  • Setting high goals is not good, because they can bring negativity when they are not met.

  • So when setting goals make them realistic and achievable.


Warming up
Warming Up

  • Stretching is a key part when working out.

  • Each stretch should start of with a jog or a run, to warm up the muscles.

  • When stretching, be sure to hold stretch for a good 10 to 30 seconds.


Importance of stretching
Importance of Stretching

  • You should stretch before & after every workout.

  • Stretching Improves Flexibility, which is important because:

  • It improves muscle balance.

  • Reduces chance of injury.

  • And it also reduces muscle soreness.


When not to stretch
When NOT to Stretch!

  • You should not stretch:

  • When you have a muscle or ligament strain.

  • Or when your muscles are hurt and shooting sharp pains.

  • It is also not smart to stretch after a recent fracture.


Target heart rate calculator
Target Heart Rate Calculator

  • http://exercise.about.com/cs/fitnesstools/l/bl_THR.htm

  • The average age of a freshman is 14.

  • A 14 year old who does very little fitness, will have a heart rate between 82 & 103 Beats Per Minute.

  • A 14 year old who does higher than average fitness, will have a heart rate between 144 & 185 Beats Per Minute.

  • I need some volunteers to come up and use the heart rate calculator.