noun: wellbeing the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. "an improvement in the patient's well-being"
In one sentence, what is fitness for wellbeing?
Being active helps reduce stress and boosts mood & mental health. Regular physical activity can reduce the chances of developing chronic diseases. Fitness can help build strong bones, muscles and joints for a healthier life.
Fitness for Wellbeing
Physical Activity: engaging in physical activities such as running, walking, dancing, swimming, and cycling to improve overall health. Nutrition: eating healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to provide the body with essential nutrients. Stress Management: engaging in activities such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing to help reduce stress levels and maintain a healthy mental state.
What do you think is the most important element of fitness for wellbeing?
- Eating Healthy
- Exercising Regularly
- Getting Enough Sleep
- Having Positive Relationships
Exercising for as little as 10 minutes a day can reduce stress and increase happiness. Engaging in physical activity at least 3 times a week can reduce the risk of depression. When you exercise, your brain releases 'happy hormones' that can improve your mood and increase your energy level.
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What are some of the benefits of physical activity for mental health and wellbeing?
What opportunities do you have to be physically active?
What are some of the challenges of maintaining an exercise routine and how can we overcome them?
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What strategies can you come up with to make physical activity part of your daily routine?
Components of Health Related Fitness
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There are two basic types of physical fitness Components of health related fitness Components of skill related fitness
Health related components of fitness
Health-related fitness is essential because it is linked to decreasing your risk of disease and improving your overall quality of life. It involves activities that promote total well-being, allowing you to easily perform your day-to-day activities
Health-related fitness involves activities that promote total well-being, helping you prevent and reduce diseases and disorders.
5 components of health related fitness
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility Body composition
Cardiorespiratory fitness (or cardiorespiratory endurance): the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen to muscles
The ability of a muscle to maintain force against resistance
The ability of a muscle to work continuously for a period of time
The ability to move muscles and joints through a range of motion
The percentage of fat, muscle, bone, and other tissues in the body
Physical fitness is a state of good health and well-being. More specifically, it is the ability to perform daily activities, aspects of sports, and occupations.
Physical fitness refers to the ability of your body systems to work together efficiently to allow you to be healthy and perform activities of daily living Physical fitness means that your body's different systems can work well together, helping you stay healthy and do everyday tasks easily.
Respiratory system, Ciruclatory system (related to the heart which pumps blood) Muscular system (our muscles help us move)
A sedentary lifestyle is characterized by sitting frequently and little to no physical activity. A person with a sedentary lifestyle spends most of their day sitting or lying down while at work, socializing, or at home. Technology such as cell phones, video games, and computers has increased the inactivity of humans.
There are many health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Can you name a few?
Defined as having excessive deposits of fat in the body. Obesity is directly linked to diabetes, a disease in which cells in the body do not receive enough sugar. It also puts strain on your heart and systems of the body.
High Blood Pressure
Often called the silent killer—occurs when the heart must work very hard to push blood through the arteries. This condition is a major cause of heart and other circulatory problems.
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in the cells of humans and animals. Our bodies need some cholesterol to perform many important functions, including the production of hormones and cell membranes. Extra cholesterol found in foods high in saturated fats can block your arteries, causing high blood pressure, which eventually leads to heart disease.
Not all stress is bad, but prolonged, unnecessary stress strains the heart and circulatory system and may affect your immune system making you more susceptible to diseases.
The risk of heart disease is often passed down from generation to generation. You may inherit high blood pressure or high cholesterol just as you inherit physical characteristics like hair and eye color.
Should PE class and recess be a requirement in schools? Why or why not?
L1.2 Influences on Physical Fitness
Lack of Athletic Ability
I'm not good at any sports, I won't be able to achieve a high level of fitness so why even bother. How can we change this mindset?
Bad Past Experiences
I joined a football team and one match I made a mistake and my coach shouted at me infront of everyone and my father couldn't look at me in the eyes on the way home, I let everybody down.
I was born with big bones to obese parents therefore physical fitness is not possible for me.
I want to look like that model I follow on instagram. No matter how hard I try and how strict my diet is, I can never get close to looking like them. I give up!
It’s important to remember that personal fitness is a personal matter. Try not to compare yourself to others. Some people may do intense workouts every day, while others like to take a walk after dinner each day. Some people may have toned, slim bodies, while others are curvy and fit.
The most important part of improving your health through physical fitness is your attitude.
What is an appropriate amount of physical activity? Recommendations for physical activity differ by age. What do recommend by 13-17 year olds?
Recommendations for Physical Activity
Children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years should do 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. Adults (18 years and older) should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes to 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity as well as muscle-strengthening activities two days per week
Moderate Intensity Exercise
Moderate-intensity activity is usually made up of exercises that get your heart rate up to 50% to 60% higher than its rate when you are at rest. Lets calculate our resting heart rate.
Moderate Intensity Examples
Walking two miles in 30 minutes. Biking five miles in 30 minutes. Swimming laps for 20 minutes. Washing your car for 45 minutes to an hour. Gardening for 30 to 45 minutes. Dancing for 30 minutes.
Vigorous-intensity exercise—sometimes called high-intensity exercise or vigorous physical activity—is activity done with a large amount of effort, resulting in a substantially higher heart rate and rapid breathing
Examples of Vigorous Exercise
jogging or running, bicycling over 10 miles per hour, jumping rope, hiking uphill, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) or kickboxing, and step aerobics. Sports such as handball, football and basketball Heavy gardening with digging Shoveling heavy snow Martial arts
An easy way to estimate intensity of activities is through a method called the “talk test”. This method is a simple, practical way for individuals to measure their activity intensity. If you are doing a moderate intensity activity, you can talk, but not sing during the activity. If you are doing a vigorous intensity activity, you will not be able to say more than a few words without taking a breath.