Benefits of participating in physical activity  

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  • Benefits of participating in physical activity
    • Mental beneifts
      • Helps to relive stress and pressure of daily life.
        • This is why sporty people or physically fit people tended to be happier
          • Chemicals called endorphins are realised by your brain during sport helping you to take you mind of pressures therefore relieving stress.
      • Mental challenge
        • Working out how to beat some one. (focus on your opponents weakness and exploit them)
          • This will help you to be able to over come challenges and problems in life more easily
      • Increased self-esteem
        • Increasing your fitness can make you more confident about the way you look.
          • Societies view on body shape can make this difficult to achieve. E.g. airbrushing in magazines.
      • Contributes to enjoyment of life.
    • physical benefits
      • higher levels of fitness
        • To improve your fitness you need to make your heart beat faster. This strengthens the heart enabling you to pump the blood more efficiently.
          • Aerobic zone =60-80% of MHR
          • Training Zone = 80-90% of MHR
        • To achieve higher levels of fitness you need to push your self harder than normal. This is called OVERLOAD.
          • Frequency - how often
          • Intensity - how hard
          • Time - how long
          • Type - the type of activity
      • Physical challenge
        • This is why people that are sporty tend to be the most competitive which means they never want to finish last first is only good enough.
          • This would help you when you are in a difficult situation or you are applying for a job. You will strive to do the best you can at every thing you do
      • Improves performance
        • The higher your fitness the better your will perform. This could boost your confidence causing a further improvement in performance.Your team mates will appreciate you more.
    • Social benefits
      • Cooperation
        • Teaches you how to get on with people.
          • You would use these skills in a job so whoever your employer asks you to work with you can be confident that you will get the job done.
      • Development of friendship groups
        • If you are in a football team you have teammates this can because you are use to being around each other widening your friendship circle
      • Develops team work
        • Helps you to
          • get on with others
          • be a good team player.
          • develop other players skills and confidence, particularly if you are a stronger player
            • You develop quicker playing with better players.
    • healthy active lifestyle.
      • A lifestyle that contributes positively to mental social and physical wellbeing, and includes regular excursive and physical activity
    • aesthetic appreciation is something which is technically pleasing
  • how you can active it
  • To achieve higher levels of fitness you need to push your self harder than normal. This is called OVERLOAD.
    • Frequency - how often
    • Intensity - how hard
    • Time - how long
    • Type - the type of activity
  • muscular endurance
  • Types of fitness
    • Health related
      • body composition (amount of fat)
      • flexibility
      • muscular strength
      • muscular endurance
      • cardiovascular
    • physical benefits
      • higher levels of fitness
        • To improve your fitness you need to make your heart beat faster. This strengthens the heart enabling you to pump the blood more efficiently.
          • Aerobic zone =60-80% of MHR
          • Training Zone = 80-90% of MHR
      • Physical challenge
        • This is why people that are sporty tend to be the most competitive which means they never want to finish last first is only good enough.
          • This would help you when you are in a difficult situation or you are applying for a job. You will strive to do the best you can at every thing you do
      • Improves performance
        • The higher your fitness the better your will perform. This could boost your confidence causing a further improvement in performance.Your team mates will appreciate you more.
  • Health related
    • body composition (amount of fat)
    • flexibility
    • muscular strength
    • cardiovascular

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