Fitness Concepts. Physical Activity. How physically active are you? Physical activity: any movement that requires your large muscle groups to work Includes actions such as walking briskly around the mall or doing household chores
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Used to describe the percentages of fat, bone and muscle in the body
The ability to move a body part quickly either from point A to point B but also related to body parts
Example: in golf, the speed of your arms and upper body in creating the swing
How quickly your brain can respond to a stimulus and initiate a response
Example: responding to a gun at the start of a race, goalkeeper saving a penalty
Being able to change direction and the speed at which you are traveling, quickly and efficiently
The ability to maintain equilibrium while stationary or moving
The ability to use the body parts and senses together to produce smooth efficient movements.
Product of strength and speed. When we perform a task as quickly and as forcefully as we can, the result is powerful
What are some activities that you can start now and continue to enjoy lifelong?
The only way to improve your physical fitness is to make your body do more than it normally does
there must be a balance between finding enough intensity to overload the body (so it can adapt) but not so much that it causes overtraining.
Using the Target Heart Rate Zone so you know you are at the right intensity level
The amount of time you spend exercising affects your level of fitness
Cardio should be done between 20-30 minutes in your target heart rate zone
Resistance training should be done between 20-30 minutes. Total body can take longer than a split routine
The types of activities you choose are also important for your success.
Make sure that your exercise choices correspond to your goals and interests
To prevent boredom and overuse injuries, you should participate in a wide variety of activities- cross training