Life Skills Development/Unit One/Wellness and Self Care (Fitness)

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After completing this section, you should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of being physically fit as it relates to healthy lifestyles
  • Identify the spin-off benefits of engaging in physical activities such as socializing, meditating, relaxing, bonding, and spiritual focussing
  • Identify factors which contribute to physical fitness
  • Distinguish between different forms of exercise and sporting activities such as high-impact, low-impact, cardiovascular, aerobic and their various effects upon the human body
  • Assess one’s state of fitness benchmarked against accepted conventional measures for one’s age, gender, height and general state of health
  • Set personal fitness goals and develop an action plan to achieve these goals, taking into consideration hereditary and genetic diseases as well as one’s general state of health
  • Identify appropriate sources of information for products, services and costs related to fitness

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  • How often do you exercise?
  • What steps do you take to manage your weight?

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