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01928 8. Health, Exercsie, Fitness, Performance

Edexcel GCSE PE

Mr Fildes

on 18 September 2012

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Transcript of 01928 8. Health, Exercsie, Fitness, Performance

All: Be able to identify the differences between health, exercise, fitness and performance
Most: Understand how they relate to performance in physical activities and a healthy lifestyle
Some: Recall at least 3 definitions Health, Exercise, Fitness, Performance Definition: A state of complete mental, physical and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity Health Health can be improved by taking part in exercise as it builds up fitness levels
This should allow people to lead an active life and get through their daily life more comfotably
Regular exercise also helps to keep people healthy by preventing illness Although infectious diseases have become less widespread in the past 100 years, health problems caused by lack of exercise have increased
Such conditions are called hypokinetic diseases, and include heart disease, high blood pressure and back pain
Hypokinetic diseases can be relieved by taking exercise
Exercise is thought to relieve stress and tension, one way is that it can distract people from their every day lives
Taking part in exercise also increases fitness levels which has a number of different benefits Exercise Definition: A form of physical activity which maintains or improves health and/or physical fitness Players who are fit can run further and faster, hold off more tackles, hit more good shots and get into better gymnastics positions.

To most people, being fit means being able to cope with the demands of everyday activities, such as school, college, work and home.
People also exercise to improve their fitness, so that they can lead an active life without undue strain on their health and, in some cases, so that they can participate in sports and physical activities at a higher level Fitness Definition: The ability to meet the demands of the environment Performance is taking part in an activity to the best of one's ability, whether it's Sunday afternoon football in the park or playing in the Premiership, playing tennis at the local club or competing at Wimbledon. Players at every level must exercise to keep themselves fit and enhance their performance Performance Definition: How well a task is completed It is possible to be fit but not healthy. Many sportsmen and women suffer debilitating injuries and illnesses.
Sir Steve Redgrave, an Olympic gold medalist for rowing, has diabetes and a severe bowel condition but these have not stopped him from winning 5 gold medals
Marcus Trescothick suffered from a nervous breakdown on an England tour of Australia. He was physically fit but was mentally ill so he flew home. Fit but not healthy Definition: How well a task is completed
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