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  1. 1. Fitness for AllFitness for All The Benefits of FitnessThe Benefits of Fitness
  2. 2. Fitness and HealthFitness and Health  The wordThe word healthhealth is often associated onlyis often associated only with physical fitness, but there are otherwith physical fitness, but there are other components of health.components of health.  FITNESS means “readiness”. Fit peopleFITNESS means “readiness”. Fit people are better equipped than non-fit people.are better equipped than non-fit people.  The level of fitness includes all aspectsThe level of fitness includes all aspects of health and life.of health and life.  It affects physical, mental, and socialIt affects physical, mental, and social health.health.
  3. 3. What is PhysicalWhat is Physical Fitness?Fitness? Physical Fitness isPhysical Fitness is the ability of yourthe ability of your body systems tobody systems to work efficiently. A fitwork efficiently. A fit person is able toperson is able to carry out the typicalcarry out the typical activities of living,activities of living, such as work, andsuch as work, and still have enoughstill have enough energy and vigor toenergy and vigor to respond torespond to emergency situationsemergency situations and to enjoy leisureand to enjoy leisure time activities.time activities.
  4. 4. Physical Activity andPhysical Activity and ExerciseExercise  Physical activityPhysical activity is ais a general term thatgeneral term that includes sports, dance,includes sports, dance, and activities done atand activities done at work or at home, suchwork or at home, such as walking, climbingas walking, climbing stairs, or mowing thestairs, or mowing the lawn.lawn.  When people do physicalWhen people do physical activity especially for theactivity especially for the purpose of getting fit, wepurpose of getting fit, we say they are doingsay they are doing exercise.exercise.
  5. 5. Health and WellnessHealth and Wellness Benefits of PhysicalBenefits of Physical ActivityActivity Regular physical activity can do much to preventRegular physical activity can do much to prevent disease and illness.disease and illness.  It can help you look your best (with proper nutrition,It can help you look your best (with proper nutrition, good posture, and good body mechanics).good posture, and good body mechanics).  Besides looking better, people who do regular physicalBesides looking better, people who do regular physical activity feel better, do better on academic work, andactivity feel better, do better on academic work, and are less depressed than people who are less active.are less depressed than people who are less active.  Regular physical activity results in physical fitnessRegular physical activity results in physical fitness which is the key to being able to do more of things youwhich is the key to being able to do more of things you want to do and enjoy life.want to do and enjoy life.  It allows you to be fit enough to meet emergencies andIt allows you to be fit enough to meet emergencies and day-to-day demanding situations.day-to-day demanding situations.  Being physically active can build fitness, which, in turn,Being physically active can build fitness, which, in turn, provides you with many health and wellness benefits.provides you with many health and wellness benefits.
  6. 6. The Parts of PhysicalThe Parts of Physical FitnessFitness  Health - RelatedHealth - Related Physical FitnessPhysical Fitness  Skill - RelatedSkill - Related Physical FitnessPhysical Fitness  It helps youIt helps you stay healthystay healthy  It helps you performIt helps you perform well in sports and activitieswell in sports and activities that require certain skillsthat require certain skills
  7. 7. Health - RelatedHealth - Related Physical FitnessPhysical Fitness  Cardiovascular fitness:Cardiovascular fitness: the ability to exercise your entire body for longthe ability to exercise your entire body for long periods of time.periods of time.  Strength:Strength: the amount of force your muscles can produce.the amount of force your muscles can produce.  Muscular endurance:Muscular endurance: the ability to use your muscles many times withoutthe ability to use your muscles many times without tiring.tiring.  Flexibility:Flexibility: the ability to use your joints fully through a wide range ofthe ability to use your joints fully through a wide range of motion.motion.  Body fatness – composition:Body fatness – composition: is the percentage of body weight that isis the percentage of body weight that is made up of fat when compared to other body tissue, such as bone andmade up of fat when compared to other body tissue, such as bone and muscle.muscle.
  8. 8. Skill - Related PhysicalSkill - Related Physical FitnessFitness  Different sports requireDifferent sports require different parts of skilldifferent parts of skill -related fitness.-related fitness.  Many sports requireMany sports require several parts. Forseveral parts. For example, a skater mightexample, a skater might have good agility, buthave good agility, but may not posses goodmay not posses good power.power.  Some people have moreSome people have more natural ability in skillnatural ability in skill areas than others.areas than others.  Good health does notGood health does not come from being good income from being good in skill-related fitness.skill-related fitness.
  9. 9. AgilityAgility • AgilityAgility is the ability to change the position ofis the ability to change the position of your body quickly and to control body’syour body quickly and to control body’s movements. People with good agility are mostmovements. People with good agility are most likely to be good at activities such as: diving,likely to be good at activities such as: diving, soccer, ice skating, wrestling, etc.soccer, ice skating, wrestling, etc.
  10. 10. BalanceBalance • BalanceBalance is the ability to keep an upright postureis the ability to keep an upright posture while standing still or moving. People with goodwhile standing still or moving. People with good balance are most likely to be good in activitiesbalance are most likely to be good in activities such as gymnastics, ice skating, rhythmicsuch as gymnastics, ice skating, rhythmic gymnastics, ski-jumping, surfing, etc.gymnastics, ski-jumping, surfing, etc.
  11. 11. PowerPower • PowerPower is the abilityis the ability to use strength andto use strength and speed. People withspeed. People with good power mightgood power might have the ability to puthave the ability to put the shot, throw thethe shot, throw the discus, high jump,discus, high jump, play football, speedplay football, speed swim, speed skate,swim, speed skate, etc.etc.
  12. 12. Reaction TimeReaction Time • Reaction timeReaction time is theis the amount of time itamount of time it takes to move oncetakes to move once you realize the needyou realize the need to act. People withto act. People with good reaction timegood reaction time are able to make fastare able to make fast starts in track orstarts in track or swimming, or toswimming, or to dodge a fast attack indodge a fast attack in fencing or karate.fencing or karate.
  13. 13. SpeedSpeed • SpeedSpeed is the ability to perform a movement oris the ability to perform a movement or cover a distance in a short period of time.cover a distance in a short period of time. People with leg speed can run fast, whilePeople with leg speed can run fast, while people with good arm speed can throw fast orpeople with good arm speed can throw fast or hit a ball that is thrown fast.hit a ball that is thrown fast.
  14. 14. Lifetime FitnessLifetime Fitness  Step 1: Doing Physical ActivityStep 1: Doing Physical Activity  Step 2: Getting FitStep 2: Getting Fit  Step 3: Self-AssessmentStep 3: Self-Assessment  Step 4: Self-PlanningStep 4: Self-Planning  Step 5: Lifetime ActivityStep 5: Lifetime Activity  Step 6: Lifetime FitnessStep 6: Lifetime Fitness

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