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Benefits of Physical Activity. What is Fitness?. Fitness means being fit. What does it mean to be fit? Having energy for the whole day Being able to deal with stress Having self-confidence Maintaining healthy weight. Identify definitions of being fit:. Lazy teens need to be active teens

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Benefits of Physical Activity

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What is Fitness?

Fitness means being fit.

What does it mean to be fit?

  • Having energy for the whole day

  • Being able to deal with stress

  • Having self-confidence

  • Maintaining healthy weight

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Identify definitions of being fit:

  • Lazy teens

    • need to be active teens

  • Self-confidence

    • yes, you will succeed

  • Energy

    • means being fit

  • Overweight

    • needs to get fit

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Physical Benefits of Exercise

  • Strong muscles

  • Strong coordination

  • Healthy heart and lungs

  • Healthy weight

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Identify Physical Benefits:

  • Strong muscles

    • excellent physical benefit

  • Weak muscles

    • benefit of not exercising

  • Healthy heart

    • important physical benefit

  • Unhealthy lungs

    • benefit of not exercising

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Mental benefits

  • Exercise makes you feel energetic

  • It relieves stress

  • It gives you self-confidence

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Identify Mental Benefits:

  • It relieves stress

    • important mental benefit

  • It gives you self-confidence

    • important mental benefit

  • It gives you the feeling of tiredness

    • false mental benefit

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Social Benefits

  • Exercise allows you to meet new people

  • Friends encourage you

  • Friends motivate

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Identify Social Benefits:

  • Motivation

    • very helpful social benefit

  • New friends

    • exciting social benefit

  • “You can’t do it!”

    • negative and false social benefit

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Develop Muscle Strength

Strength means being physically strong

To develop strength, you pull or push against force


- Lifting weights

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Develop Endurance

Endurance means that your muscles can work for a long period of time without getting tired

To build endurance you must exercise several times a week for 30 minutes


  • Aerobic exercise

  • Running

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Develop Flexibility

Flexibility is the ability to move your joint through full range of motion

Stretching exercises will develop flexibility


- Yoga

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Strength and Endurance

What will lifting weights will improve?

- Muscle strength

What will swimming improve for your body?

- Muscle endurance

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Flexibility – Feel and Look Good

What will yoga improve for your body?

  • Flexibility

    If you will exercise on the regular basis, how will you feel and look?

    -Feel energetic and look good