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Fitness and Health
L.O- Evaluate different ways of
measuring fitness
Recall that blood in the arteries is
under pressure, and this can be
measured
Describe the factors that affect blood
pressure
Explain the difference between health
and fitness
Explain the link between saturated
fat, cholesterol, and heart disease…read more

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Blood pressure
Blood pressure is measured in mmHg
There are two measurements of blood pressure
-Systolic pressure , Pressure in the arteries
when the heart contracts
-Diastolic pressure, pressure in the arteries
when the heart relaxes
Systolic pressure is always the higher
measurement
The blood pressure of a heavy person is, 120/80…read more

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Factors that can increase of
decrease someone's blood pressure
Increases- Stress, high alcohol intake,
smoking or being overweight
Decreases- Regular exercise and eating a
balanced diet…read more

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Consequences
High blood pressure can cause blood vessels to
burst
Strokes
Kidney damage
Heart attack…read more

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Low blood pressure
Low blood pressure can lead to-
Dizziness
Fainting
Poor circulation
This is because the blood supply to the brain is
reduced…read more

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Fitness and Health
The difference between health and fitness
Health- Is being free from disease
Fitness- The ability to do physical activity
Level of fitness is generally measured by your
cardiovascular efficiency…read more

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