Flashcards in Being Active For Life Deck (9)
What are some personal factors influencing physical activity levels?
- Goals and motivation
- Willingness to persevere
- Time management
- Age and gender
- Health status
What are some social factors influencing physical activity levels?
- Family and culture
- Influence of peers
- Importance placed on activity
How can regular physical activity throughout our lives have a dramatic improvement on our physical health?
- Increasing fitness levels (healthy heart and lungs)
- Strengthening bones and muscles
- Avoiding weight gain
- Avoiding sickness and illness
What are some strategies to achieve a better balanced lifestyle which includes physical activity?
- Time management skills
- Planning for exercise
- Don't take the easy way (e.g. Take stairs, walk to work, carry shopping bags)
- Make it irreplaceable (e.g. Just like eating and sleeping)
What are the health related components of fitness?
The efficiency of our heart and lungs to provide oxygen to muscles
The range and motion of joins and muscles
The amount of force we generate in one single contraction
The ability of muscles to contract with force repeatedly
Your somatotype or the shape of our body (morphic state)
• Endo (round)
• Ecto (thin)
• Meso (muscular)
What are the skill related components of fitness?
The ability of muscles to generate force with great speed
The ability to chop and change direction
The ability to move different body parts at the same time
The ability to maintain stability when stationary or moving
The ability of your body to respond to external stimulus
The ability to move quickly in one direction
What does DRSABCD stand for?
Danger: to yourself, others, the patient - remove and check
Response: is the patient conscious? - ask questions, tap body
Send for help: make contact with emergency services
Airway: is the airway clear? - recovery position to clear if required
Breathing: look, listen and feel for breath signals, if none commence EAR
Compression: after breaths commence CPR
Defibrillator: use this if available - better chance of survival
What do you do for bleeding? (Clue: PMP)
Pressure: apply pressure to stop bleeding
Minimal Movement: stop patient from moving and lower heart rate
Position of Elevation: keep affected body above the heart if possible