Physical Activity
Any kind of sustained movement that
increases your heart rate and causes
your body to use energy
Benefits of Physical Activity
● Physical Benefits
● Mental Benefits
● Social Benefits
Physical Benefits
● Strengthens and tones muscles
● Helps maintain a healthy weight
● Strengthens heart and lungs
● Builds...
Mental/Emotional Benefits
● Better sleep
● Get along better with others
● More concentration
● More confidence and higher ...
Social Benefits
● Great way to make friends
● Learn diversity and tolerance
● Helps to build character
How Much Do You Need?
● Experts say you should get 60 minutes
MOST days!
The Elements of Fitness
● Endurance
● Strength
● Flexibility
● Body Composition
1. Endurance
The ability to keep up a physical
activity without becoming overly
tired
Types of Endurance
Muscular Endurance
● Jump Rope
● Biking
● Dancing
Heart & Lung
Endurance
● Running
● Swimming
● Team Sp...
2. Strength
The ability of your muscles to
exert a force
More on Muscles
➢Strong muscles support your bones
and make your joints stronger
➢Muscle strength is built by pushing
or p...
3. Flexibility
The ability to move body joints
through a full range of motion
Why Be Flexible?
➢Muscles, tendons and ligaments
around joints need to be loose so
they can move easily
➢Being flexible he...
4. Body Composition
The muscle, fat, bone and fluid
that makes up your body weight
So What About Body
Composition?
➢A healthy body has more bone,
muscle and fluid than fat
➢Body composition is a direct res...
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Benefits of physical activity

  1. 1. Physical Activity Any kind of sustained movement that increases your heart rate and causes your body to use energy
  2. 2. Benefits of Physical Activity ● Physical Benefits ● Mental Benefits ● Social Benefits
  3. 3. Physical Benefits ● Strengthens and tones muscles ● Helps maintain a healthy weight ● Strengthens heart and lungs ● Builds strong bones
  4. 4. Mental/Emotional Benefits ● Better sleep ● Get along better with others ● More concentration ● More confidence and higher self-esteem ● Deal with stress more easily
  5. 5. Social Benefits ● Great way to make friends ● Learn diversity and tolerance ● Helps to build character
  6. 6. How Much Do You Need? ● Experts say you should get 60 minutes MOST days!
  7. 7. The Elements of Fitness ● Endurance ● Strength ● Flexibility ● Body Composition
  8. 8. 1. Endurance The ability to keep up a physical activity without becoming overly tired
  9. 9. Types of Endurance Muscular Endurance ● Jump Rope ● Biking ● Dancing Heart & Lung Endurance ● Running ● Swimming ● Team Sports
  10. 10. 2. Strength The ability of your muscles to exert a force
  11. 11. More on Muscles ➢Strong muscles support your bones and make your joints stronger ➢Muscle strength is built by pushing or pulling against a force (i.e., pull ups)
  12. 12. 3. Flexibility The ability to move body joints through a full range of motion
  13. 13. Why Be Flexible? ➢Muscles, tendons and ligaments around joints need to be loose so they can move easily ➢Being flexible helps prevent injuries You can build flexibility by stretching your muscles and joints (i.e., yoga, swimming, karate, gymnastics)
  14. 14. 4. Body Composition The muscle, fat, bone and fluid that makes up your body weight
  15. 15. So What About Body Composition? ➢A healthy body has more bone, muscle and fluid than fat ➢Body composition is a direct result of how you eat, how much you exercise and the genes you inherit from your parents

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