Learn the Best Ways to Improve your Fitness
- A highly practical course helps you to understand what fitness really is
- Enables you to develop a balanced fitness program for yourself or for people around you
- Covers topics such as the human body, principles of exercise programming, and weight control.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
Reasons for Fitness
Basic components of physical fitness, reasons for fitness, fitness testing and evaluating endurance.
Understanding your body
Body structure, cardio respiratory system and aerobic/anaerobic energy.
Testing your fitness
Types of fitness tests, differences due to age and gender and evaluating different types of fitness tests.
Exercises for specific purposes
Types of exercise, developing physique, basic conditioning exercises, and exercises for specific problems.
Nutrition and Weight control
Nutrition basics, weight control and planning a diet.
Endurance and Suppleness
Assessing how supple your body is, exercises that increase suppleness.
Home Medicine and First Aid
Basic first aid, acupressure and alternative vs mainstream medicine.
Designing an Exercise Program
Designing a program, assessing fitness and designing an appropriate program.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
What You Will Do
Perform different types of fitness tests
Perform a variety of different exercises
Interview an inactive person to assess their fitness goals
Determine which muscles are used in certain exercises
Plan a diet and a weight loss diet
Suggest exercises to improve suppleness
Contact medical training facilities to find out about courses offered
Suggest first aid procedures for a number of given situations
Design more than one fitness program
Fitness is affected by both psychological and physical factors
These factors range from your state of mind, to the things you eat. They include the activity you undertake, the environment you live and work in and not the least, your genetic characteristics.
Mental stress (pressures from situations at work, home etc.) can affect a person's fitness just as much as malnutrition or a physical injury. Stress is very often related to physical fitness. For example, a stressed person can have difficulty with muscles tensing or contracting when they shouldn’t or for prolonged periods of time, thus placing pressure on nerves or bones which leads to further physical problems.
Allergies to foods, dust, even the common bacteria that can occur in everyone's internal cavities can pose problems to a person’s fitness level, or further complicate already existing problems.
The single most important fact to understand about human fitness is the complexity of the human body, and the fact that this complexity makes fitness multi-faceted. No-one can be completely fit by just eating right or just exercising. In a nutshell, fitness comes only by developing a balanced approach to life in all of the important spheres of life...
- Eat the right food – a nutritious balance of essential food groups
- Eat healthy foods that you are not allergic or sensitive to which provide all the necessary nutrients in adequate but not in excessive amounts
- Exercise all of the parts of the body regularly and adequately
- Know how to relax, to rest the body both physically and mentally
Buy a copies of our principal's books on fitness from our online bookshop.
by John Mason
Hard copy (paperback printed book) - http://www.acsbookshop.com/products/1611-aqua-fitness.aspx
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