In a few words, what is one way to improve your fitness and health?
Good fitness and health is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercising regularly and eating healthy foods can help to prevent illness and disease. Having healthy habits now can lead to a longer and healthier life.
Fitness and Health
Exercise: physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body Nutrition: the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth Health: a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
The average person who exercises regularly can expect to live approximately three to five years longer than those who do not. Studies have shown that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and other chronic diseases. Exercising regularly can help reduce stress levels and improve concentration and mental performance.
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What are some of the benefits of exercising regularly?
What are some of the health risks associated with an unhealthy diet?
What do you think are the most important elements of health and fitness?
How do you think you can make healthy lifestyle changes that you can stick to?
Brain break: Draw a unicorn eating an extra large pizza
Question: How could you design an effective plan to improve your fitness and health? Clues: • Think about your current lifestyle, diet and exercise habits. • Consider the benefits and drawbacks of different types of exercise. • Think about how you can fit exercise into your daily routine. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work with your partner to create a plan to improve your fitness and health. Explain your plan through a drawing. B. Write down a list of steps you need to take to achieve your fitness and health goals.
Which of the following is a good way to increase your aerobic fitness?
What is a healthy resting heart rate for adults?
- Between 60 and 100 beats per minute
- Between 120 and 140 beats per minute
- Between 160 and 180 beats per minute
'BMI' stands for what in relation to health?
- Body Mass Index
- Blood-Making Indicator
- Brain Motor Impulse
Which of the following is NOT an important component of physical fitness?
- Social Skills
- Muscular Endurance
- Cardiovascular Endurance
What are some benefits that come with regular exercise?
- Improved mood, increased energy levels, better sleep quality.
- Decreased stamina, poor circulation, reduced flexibility.
- Increased weight gain, decreased muscle mass, higher risk of disease.
Work together in pairs: What is one healthy lifestyle habit that you can start practicing today to improve your overall fitness and health?