Mr. Chopin is 36 years old. He is 407 lbs He is unable to perform simple daily activities like stair climbing, running a little to catch a bus or even squatting on the floor. He feels miserably depressed He is also suffering from hypertension and diabetes
Eric is also 36. However, he is in great shape. He feels energetic, very positive about life. He is able to perform everyday activities, plus he engages in gym and sports. He lives a healthy life
Mr. Chopin and Eric: same age, similar height and background, yet their approach towards life is completely different. - Why?Because Eric is fit & Mr. Chopin is not.That’s the power of fitness
Now a little surprise Meet Eric Chopin. He has undergone a weight reduction regime, lost more than 200 pounds and gained a new life. That’s the real power of fitness
FitnessPhysical fitness is considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.
Physical Fitness There are 2 different kinds of fitness General Fitness Specific FitnessGeneral fitness is also known as Health Specific fitness is required to takeRelated Fitness because it relates to the part in sport at a high level. Fortype of fitness required to cope with example, a cyclist and runner willeveryday living. For example, some need exceptional levels ofstrength will be needed to work in the stamina.garden or clean the house.
The Components of General Physical FitnessThe main components of general physical fitness are often referred to asthe Four S’s. Suppleness Strength Stamina Speed
Minimum Levels of Physical FitnessPhysical fitness is a blend of a number of physical qualities, which we all need to agreater or lesser extent. To exist on a daily basis we all need a minimum level offitness to carry out the various tasks of each day. During an average day, a personmay need the following…The ability to keep going throughout Staminathe day, e.g. delivering post.The ability to reach in all directionsand help prevent injury, e.g. to get a plate Supplenessfrom a high cupboard.The ability to lift, carry, pull and push Strengthobjects, e.g. to carry heavy shopping.The ability to move the body or a limb fast, e.g. to Speedcatch a falling cup.
Components of specific/ skill related fitnessBALANCE COORDINATION REACTION TIME. AGILITY
AGILITY THE ABILITY TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS OF THE BODY QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY
BALANCE BALANCE IS THE BODY’S ABILITY TO MAINTAIN EQUILIBRIUM (STABILITY) WHILE STATIONARY OR WHILE MOVING.
CO-ORDINATION CO-ORDINATION IS THE BODY’S ABILITY TO SENSE WITH THE BODY PARTS AND EYES TO COORDINATE AND PERFORM MOTOR TASKS SMOOTHLY AND ACCURATELY
REACTION TIME THE TIME ELAPSED BETWEEN STIMULATION AND THE BEGINNING OF REACTION TO THAT STIMULATION IS REACTION TIME.
What are the benefits offitness?•Improves heart function and breathing
What are the benefits offitness?• Makes muscles and bones stronger
What are the benefits offitness?• Lowers the risk of getting some cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes.
What are the benefits offitness?• Lowers cholesterol• Helps keep blood pressure under control
What are the benefits offitness?• Helps control weight• Relieves stress and lowers risk of depression and anxiety• Improves energy levels Eric Chopin: 2006 winner of “The Biggest Loser”