Your Questions About Physical Fitness

Steven asks…

Physical Fitness?

Why do some people think your have to be a good athlete to be physically fit. Explain why it is a mistake to believe that health-related physical fitness is just for athletes?

admin answers:

Health related fitness is not just for athletes. Keeping fit helps your immune system, your cardiovascular system, Your brain function. You don’t have to train like an Olympic competitor to derive these benefits; however by all means try to do something to keep fit. You will without a doubt live a more productive life and reduce greatly a number of lifestyle related diseases.
Find something you can get into. Hiking, swimming, Tai Chi,
there are many things to keep you motivated find something.

Sharon asks…

Physical fitness!!!!!?

I have to make a presentation on any subject in the physical fitness area!!! Can you propose one?

Make it interesting!!!

admin answers:

This might be of help.Good luck anyways !

Http://www.health.state.mn.us/schools/csh/resourcesd199.html

Thomas asks…

Do you have to take the physical fitness test before or during the Philadelphia police academy?

I took the philadelphia police test, and wanted to know do you take the physical fitness test before the academy or during the philadelphia police academy? Also what would they do if you are underweight?

admin answers:

Major departments all require some type of fitness test before they make a hiring decision. Then during the academy they continue the PT.

Underweight shouldn’t matter so long as you meet the minimum fitness standards.

Mandy asks…

What is the relation between your physical fitness and how you manage stress?

How does your physical fitness level determine how well you manage stress?

Preferably in detail with links to support.

admin answers:

The two go hand in hand.
Your body will effectively suffer for your mental stress, as when you stress you release cortisone, which depletes muscle and fitness gains.

However, fitter people are usually calmer (not always) and have better circulation, allowing them to process the stress and its physical effects.

Donald asks…

What is Aerobic Physical Fitness And Why is it important for everyone to be active?

Can you also give me a few ways how I can improve my Aerobic Physical Fitness? Thanks!

admin answers:

According to WebMD, “Aerobic fitness increases the amount of oxygen that is delivered to your muscles, which allows them to work longer. Any activity that raises your heart rate and keeps it up for an extended period of time will improve your aerobic fitness.”

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/tc/fitness-aerobic-fitness

You can improve your aerobic fitness by engaging in any cardio activity that raises your heart rate, makes you breathe harder, and ideally breaks you out in a sweat for 20 minutes or longer.

Examples:

Walking fast
Jogging
Hiking
Bicycling
Jumping rope
Climbing stairs
Swimming

In my experience, the easiest way to improve your aerobic fitness is to purchase a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day MINIMUM. It’s a lot harder than you think.

Link to a good activity calorie calculator:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/calculat.htm

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