Physical Health What is Physical Health Physical Health
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What is Physical Health? • Physical Health: how well your body functions • Having a high level of physical health means having enough energy to perform your daily activities, deal with everyday stresses, and avoid injury. • You can improve your physical health by • Maintaining a healthy weight • Participating in Physical Activities • Avoiding Injuries
Being a Healthy Weight • Metabolism: the process through which your body breaks down food and converts it to energy. • Overweight: heavier than the standard weight for your range. • Underweight: below than the standard weight for your range.
Managing Your Weight • Here are some way your can manage your weight: • Set realistic goals. • Put your goals in writing • Evaluate your progress • Body Image is the way your see and view your body. • Positive or Negative Body Image • Body image can affect the way you treat your body.
Healthy Ways to Gain or Lose Weight • Healthy Ways to Lose Weight: • Watch Portion sizes • Be Active • Chose nutrient rich foods • Healthy Ways to Gain Weight: • Eat nutritious snacks • Select foods from the 5 food groups that are higher in calories • Get regular physical activity
Physical Activity • Physical Activity is any form of movement that causes your body to use energy. • Physical Activity is positive in every aspect of health: • Physically: promotes strength and physical health • Socially: You learn about how to be a teammate and to work with others. • Mentally: it relieves stress and helps you be in a better mood. • People who are not active are at risk for: • Weight gain • Type 2 diabetes • depression
Type of Physical Fitness • Cardiorespiratory Endurance: • the ability of your heart, lungs and blood vessels to send fuel and oxygen to your tissues during long periods of activity. • Muscular Strength: • the amount of force your muscles can exert. • Muscular Endurance: • the ability of your muscles to perform physical tasks over and over without tiring. • Flexibility: • moving your body parts through a full range of motion.
Staying Safe • Make sure your exercise starts with a warm-up and ends with a cool down • You have the right equipment • Watch the weather. • Rest if you have an injury