A healthy lifestyle combines good nutrition and
It is a balance that improves the quality of life and
decreases your risk of health problems.
Is physical activity part of your life?
• Most chronic illnesses,
such as heart diseases,
are a result of
•What is done in
childhood and youth
affects health later in life.
WHAT DOES PHYSICAL
ACTIVITY DO FOR THE
WHAT DOES PHYSICAL
ACTIVITY DO FOR THE
I feel better
Body fat percentage
Blood pressure in some
adolescents with hypertension
Feelings of anxiety
Feelings of depression
Enhances your emotional well-being.
Reduces stress, tension, anxiety and depression.
Improves the quality of your sleep.
Increases your mental capacity, improves your
Improves your self-esteem.
Physical activity is something you do that involves
movement and expends
Exercise is a physical activity that is planned or
structured. It is movements
that are designed to make your body stronger.
Physical fitness is something you acquire. It is a
Good nutrition + physical
fitness = healthy lifestyle
It is important to make physical activity a part of your
A healthy lifestyle is a combination of good nutrition and
Remember, fitness is a life-long commitment of time and
Walking, jogging, swimming,
cycling, and aerobic
exercises increase cardio
respiratory endurance.Cardiorespiratory endurance or cardiovascular
conditioning is the ability to
do moderate to vigorous activity over a period of time. It
shows how well
your heart and lungs work together to supply oxygen to
your body during
Cardiorespiratory endurance activities also burn fat while
The five components of physical fitness work together to
create a healthy balance.
•Cardiorespiratory endurance or cardiovascular
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MAY
Risk of dying prematurely.
Risk of dying from heart
Risk of developing diabetes.
Risk of developing colon
Research Indicates that
WHICH LEADS TO
by increasing the numberof brain capillaries.
This happens with regular aerobic
This is a great
day for a jog.
Activity improves cognitive performance
Regular exercise helps provide more
glucose and oxygen to the brain.
Regular exercise also helps remove
waste products like carbon dioxide.
Aerobic activity 3-4 days per week
optimizes brain performance!
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS
IMPORTANT• Improves cardiovascular and respiratory functioning
• Reduces coronary artery disease (CAD) risk
• Increased quality of life.
• Beneficial improvements in cardiovascular and
respiratory function include:
• An increased ability of exercising muscles to consume
• Lowered resting and exercise heart rates,
• Increased stamina
• Resistance to fatigue
• More effective management of diabetes
• Reduced bone-mineral loss
• Decreased blood pressure
• Increased efficiency of the heart.
Changing speed of movement
Changing direction of movement
Maintaining balance while the body is in
Focus on developing basic motor skills needed for
To Increase Brain Growth &
AGE OF 10
• Motor skills and pathways
need to be continually
developed and reinforced.
At about age 10,
the brain begins
Only the most practiced
skills are kept and
Physical Activity will
reinforce and strengthen
sensory and motor
In order to promote brain growth and
THROUGH MIDDLE AND HIGH
Require the learner to develop new
Challenge the learner beyond the
basic motor skills they should already
Variety is the key!
People continue to develop
motor pathways in the
After 10 years of age and
How dothey do
Brain research clearly suggests:
Physical Education improves academic
Why is Physical Education
that sensory and motor experiences
are imperative to reinforcing and
strengthening brain connections.
HOW MUCH ACTIVITY
IS NEEDED FOR
•Perform 20-30 minutes
of aerobic activity 3-5
times per week.
active lifestyle diet.
• Any athletic, recreational or occupational activities
that require physical skills and utilizes strength, power,
endurance, speed, flexibility, range of motion or agility
to increase physical fitness.
• Schools that promote physical activity may have a
significant impact on reducing childhood obesity,
chronic disease, and, ultimately, adult mortality.
• As research has shown physical activity has been
associated with increased academic performance, self-
concept, mood, and mental health, the promotion of
physical activity and exercise may also improve quality of
Tips for getting started
Here are some tips to help you get started:
Talk to your doctor if you have health concerns.
Choose activities you enjoy.
Recruit a partner for support and encouragement.
Set realistic goals.
The key to a lifetime of fitness is
for physical activity
Knowing how important fitness is to your health
does not automatically make it easy to
incorporate physical activity into your life. There
are 1,440 minutes in every day. MyPyramid
recommends you get moderate to vigorous
physical activity most days of the week.
30 minutes to reduce the risk of heart disease,
diabetes and some cancers.
60 minutes to prevent weight gain in adulthood.
The sun may set today,
but when it rises tomorrow,
you can exercise!
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audience. Thank you.