Complete Physical Education notes

everything that i needed to work on so doesn't cover the whole sylbus. Hope this helps some people for their exam :)

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GCSE Physical Education (EDEXCEL)
Types of drugs and what they do...
They speed up your reactions
increase your heart rate
Make you feel less pain
But they...
Lead to high blood pressure.
They're addictive.
Narcotic Analgesics...
They kill pain, so you don't feel any injuries.
But they...
Can make you over train resulting in serious injuries.
low blood pressure
Anabolic Agents/ steroids...
Makes muscles bigger = hypertrophy of muscles.
Allows harder training to happen.
But they...
High blood pressure.
Women grow facial hair.
Heart disease.

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Make you urinate therefore losing weight.
Mask traces of other drugs.
But they...
Cause cramp.
Cause dehydration.
The Vertebral column...
The column is split up into 5 parts...
C Cervical this forms the neck there are 7 bones in this section.
T Thoracic these are what your ribs connect onto and there are 12 bones.
L Lumbar the bones here are quite big which allows for more mobility. Here there are 5
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Why might an athlete eat different foods to a normal person?
Because they use more energy by racing etc and therefore need to replace what they have used sooner
than normal people. They also need to consume more carbohydrates than normal people because they
mostly require alot of energy for their sport e.g. 1500m.
Also Weightlifters and sprinters need more protein to make more muscle fibers, to help muscle power.
Definitions...…read more

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Remember skill related fitness by BCRAPS, you can't 'be crap' to have skill :)
A fracture is defined as 'a broken or cracked bone' it can be cause by impact e.g. a lifted ball in hockey,
or a fall e.g. in rock climbing.
There are 5 different types of fracture.
Greenstick partly broken, not all the way across.
Comminuted shattered bone, two or more pieces.
Oblique broken all the way across at an angle.
Transverse a break straight across the bone.…read more

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Hypothermia is when body temperature has fallen below 35 degrees c. This is not to be confused with
Dehydration is when the body does not have enough water or fluids, symptoms include great thirst and
dry lips as well as dizziness.
Unconsciousness is when someone is not awake/ won't wake up or respond. These stages must be
followed if someone is unconscious.
D danger check area is safe.…read more


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