Analysing Patterns of Physical
Levels of Physical Activity
Necessary for Health
How much physical activity is
Support for moderate intensity activity
30 minutes of activity is recommended each
Bouts of 10 minutes can accrue to equal 30
Vigorous activity remains important, however
unrealistic for majority of the population.
Relationship between physical
activity and physical fitness.
Physical activity is movement in general.
Physical fitness focuses on particular
attributes that affect a person’s ability to
Most important physical fitness component is
This is a measure of the ability of the muscle
cells to use oxygen being delivered to the
circulatory system during extended exercise.
Individual who lack cardio-respiratory
endurance find it difficult to perform
Improved cardio-respiratory system is
strongly related to decreased risk of coronary
Significant benefits will be gained through
vigorous activity, however smaller gains will
result from brisk walking each day.
Physical Activity and energy
Individuals need to expend a minimum of
3360 kilojoules when engaging in physical
activity to enjoy any health benefits.
Appropriate activities include those that use
12 – 25 kilojoules per hour. E.g. swimming
leisurely, walking the dog, line dancing, golf,
lawn bowls, sweeping the yard.