Adolescents require fewer hours of physical activity than adults.
Regular participation in physical activity can increase life expectancy by reducing the risk of developing certain diseases. Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Reducing the risk of developing these diseases can lead to a greater life expectancy.
Explain how regular participation in physical activity can increase life expectancy.
Hypertension, which is a higher than normal blood pressure, can lead to heart disease and stroke as it causes undue stress on the cardiovascular system. The risk of developing all three diseases can be reduced through proper diet and regular exercise.
Explain how hypertension, heart disease, and stroke are related.
Which of the following is NOT positively influenced by physical activity?
A. cardiovascular disease
Participation in physical activity can relieve tension and allow the body to relax more readily. This leads to an ability to fall asleep more quickly, a better quality of sleep, and improved length of sleep.
How can participation in physical activity lead to improved sleep patterns?
Physical activity and exercise typically lead to __________.
A. increased stress
C. higher energy levels
D. reduced quality of life
Aerobic physical activity is done for longer time periods than anaerobic physical activity. Aerobic physical activity is better for the cardiovascular system than it is for strength endurance, while anaerobic physical activity is better at building strength endurance than it is at increasing cardiorespiratory fitness. Any activity done for longer than two minutes becomes an aerobic activity as the body adjusts to the activity and begins to supply sufficient oxygen to the muscles.
Compare and contrast aerobic physical activity with anaerobic physical activity.
Which of the following represents the greatest risk factor for a stroke?
A. high glucose levels
B. low glucose levels
C. low blood pressure
D. high blood pressure
Homework; Weight training; Soccer practice; Walking 30 minutes to school
List the following four activities in the order they would go in the physical activity pyramid from top to bottom.
Soccer practice; Homework; Walking 30 minutes to school; Weight training
Where on the physical activity pyramid do sedentary activities belong?
Haven't found what you need?
Search for quizzes and test answers now