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A healthy, active lifestyle can be defined as:
A lifestyle that contributes positively to a physical,mental and social wellbeing, and includes regular excercise and physical activity.
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Physical (example)
Contribute to good physical health.
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Mental (example)
Relieve and/or prevent stress and tension.
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Social (example)
Mix with others.
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Benefits for taking part in physical activity
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1. To increase fitness: (1/7)
It can increase fitness levels, muscles are strengthened and become more flexible - becoming toned. Excercising expends energy - uses calories, weightloss.
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2. To help the individual 'feel good' :
It produces seratonin the 'feel good' hormone - good for heart and lungs, muscles and bones aswell as mind. Improve fitness and body shape. Can help with low self esteem.
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3. To relieve stress and tension:
Provides a distraction from daily life - to relieve stress and tension, work, school and family pressures.
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4. To increase self-esteem and confidence:
Overcoming challenges, a sense of achievement, increases self-esteem and confidence.
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5. To improve health:
Physically fitter people tend to cope better with illness. Not only cold and flu but scientists also believe with more serious illnesses. Excercise contributes to good health.
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6. For enjoyment:
Practice physical activity for enjoyment.
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7. For a mental challenge:
e.g. The London Marathon, can seem like a daunting prospect and so is a tough mental challenge - running 26 miles.
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Reasons for taking part in physical activity:
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1. Cooperation
Many sports are played in teams, working in groups helps to improve teamwork and cooperation which are often needed in everday life.
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2. Competition
It is physicological 'mental' preperation and getting away from the stresses of life. When competing most people put their stresses from daily life aside to concerntrate.
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3. For a physical challenge:
It allows for a physical challenge which can be very satisfying e.g. an adult who hasn't done it since leaving school - it can be very daunting.
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4. Aesthetic appreciation:
The observer who appreciates the performer. Sometimes the performer knows when something just feels right. Normally found in dancing and gymnastics.
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5. Development of friendships and social mixing:
Involvement with other people. Participants get to know a wide variety of people, training alone requires motivation and discipline.
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