Reasons for taking part in PA


Reasons for taking part in PA

Health - improve CV fitness, maintain healthy weight

Social - make friends, anhance communication

Emotional - reduce stress, enhance good feeling

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Lifestyle choices

Diet - balanced and healthy

Activity levels - 5-18 yr olds o do 1 hr every day

Work/rest/sleep - 8hrs sleep, too much work, too little rest

Alcohol - slows reaction time, reduces coordination

Smoking - reduces O2 carrying capacity

Sedentary - too much sitting not enough standing  (heart disease, depression, los of muscle tone.  Can lead to .....

Overweight - weigh more than expected for height and sex

Overfat - > body fat than you should

Obese - very overfat

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