1.1.1 Healthy, active lifestyles and how they could benefit you

The three categories of a healthy, active lifestyl

Health: a lifestyle that contributes to physical, mental, social wellbeing and includes regular exercise.

  • Physical
    • Physical challenge
    • Increase fitness
    • Improve performance
  • Mental
    • Relieve or prevent stress and tension
    • Mental challenge
    • Increase self-esteem and confidence
    • Help the individual feel good (exercise produces a feel good hormone called serotonin)
  • Social
    • Mix and work with others
    • Make new friends
    • Develop teamwork and cooperation skills
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Benefits of taking part in physical activity

The benefits of taking part in physical activity are:

  • help an individual feel good
  • increase fitness
  • for mental challenge
  • improve health
  • increase confidence and self esteem
  • for enjoyment
  • relieve stress
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Reasons for taking part in physical activity

The reasons for taking part in physical activity are:

  • social mixing
  • co-operation
  • competition
  • physical challenge
  • aesthetic appreciation
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