KINES 300 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Health Club, Weight-Bearing, Osteoporosis
Fitness that helps prevent and remediate disease and illness leading to a better quality of life. Fitness needed for performing well in sports and work that requires physical skill, strength, and/or endurance. Only 1 in 5 americans are active enough to fain health benefits. 32% not involved in physical activity at all. An estimated 80% of americans don"t have a regular exercise program or a place to exercise. Health club memberships soared for all age groups = good news. Low-back pain & spinal disorders biggest cause of disability in workforce. Osteoporosis is among most serious problems of older people improved by weight- bearing activity. Weakness in abdominal & back muscles & inadequate flexibility in hamstring muscles = main contributors to lower-back weakness & trauma. Looking good is an important outcome of fitness activities. Significant shift in public perception in what is considered to be an attractive physical. Must keep health benefits as a focus.