Flashcards in 3.1 The relationship between health, fitness and the role that exercise plays in both Deck (12)
A state of complete emotional, physical and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
Physical activity that maintains or improves health and/or fitness
The ability to meet the demands of the environment
How well a task is completed
What does environment mean for a sports person?
The right emotional and physical shape to be able to do what your sport requires of you.
Explain how you maybe fit but not healthy
A person maybe fit for their sport but have a condition such as asthma which makes them not healthy. Another example if a sumo wrestler who is fit for their sport but by being so means they are very overweight and as a result not health.
How does exercise improve fitness?
By exercising we can improve specific components of fitness such as cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength
Can exercise improve health?
Exercise helps improve a person's physical, social and emotional health.
Give three ways in which exercise can improve physical health
Improve cardiovascular fitness
Improve muscular strength
Improve muscular endurance
Improve body composition
Give three ways in which exercise can improve emotional health
Relieve or prevent stress and tension
Increase self esteem and confidence
Help the individual feel good
Appreciate an improved body shape/composition
Contribute to the enjoyment of life
Give three ways in which exercise can improve social health
Mix with others
Make new friends
Work with others