aerobic exercise results in an improvement in aerobic fitness along with many
associated health benefits. Consistent
exercise reduces the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and
osteoporosis. It is valuable in the long-term control of body weight and in
maintaining physical capability during aging.
Additionally, many individuals experience an increase in mental
functioning, greater daily energy levels, improved emotional state and ability
to handle stress, and a more positive outlook about life.
The purpose of this lesson is to
discuss exercise training as a means of developing
the cardiorespiratory component of fitness.
1. Answer the above questions (objectives). E-mail them to the instructor in MS Word format.
2. After studying this lesson and related resources, design a 1-2 page exercise program for yourself or a parent. E-mail it to the instructor in MS Word format.
3. Scan the major news websites for health/wellness articles related to the subject of this chapter and write a brief report on one of them. Your report should be about 1/2 page for each news story. E-mail them to the instructor in MS Word format. Some of the major sites include http://www.usatoday.com http://www.msnbc.com http://www.cnn.com and others of your choice.