Fitness and WellnessLW 221W
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2. Promotes understanding and experience of the direct correlation between positive lifestyle habits and wellbeing through a series of classroom lectures that cover a wide variety of wellness topics and disease prevention with application of these concepts through participation in aerobic conditioning, resistance training, diet analysis, and health assessments. Successful completion of LW 221W meets the Wellness graduation requirement. (15-30)
Outcomes and Objectives
Demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, and use information learned in Lifelong Wellness
- Identify the appropriate mode, frequency, intensity, and duration for enhancing all five health-related components of fitness.
- Evaluate current diet and recommend changes to improve overall health and nutrition.
- Calculate energy in foods and complete diets.
- Calculate energy needs for positive, negative, and energy balance.
- Access information using a variety of technology and library resources.
- List and describe the physiological benefits of a fitness program.
- Identify and present specific muscles and their locations. List strengthening exercises as well as flexibility exercises for each muscle.
Process information through interpretation, questioning, reasoning, and evaluation.
- Differentiate between injuries caused by overuse and those caused by accidents.
- Identify the people who can safely begin an exercise program and those who should consult their doctor and be tested first.
- Identify the specific factors and conditions that may increase a person's risk of injury during exercise.
- Outline the unique contributions of exercise in a fat reduction program.
- Recognize various myths associated with fitness products and information.
Practice values and civic principles related to wellness, and understand and apply the principles of diversity in health and wellness.
- Identify and explain population prevalence for cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Compare and contrast various chronic diseases in the U.S., and in other countries and states.
Successfully read, analyze, and organize information by articulating in writing effective responses that promote learning.
- Identify, summarize, and derive meaning from a reading.
- Organize, interpret, and draw conclusions from a reading.
- Write effective introductions and conclusions.
- Define and identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
- Define and explain the concept of addiction.
- Explain the physiological and behavioral effects of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine.
- Define health and wellness and explain how they differ.
- Identify, define, and reflect upon the six dimensions of wellness.
- Discuss the importance of warm-up and cool-down.
- Outline benefits of training for muscular fitness.
- Define the functions of nutrients in our foods.
- Describe the Food Guide Pyramid plan for a balanced diet.
- Define and distinguish between self-concept, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and locus of control, indicating the importance of each individual psychosocial health.
- Discuss the basic physiological changes caused by the stress response.
- Describe eustress and its impact on health and wellbeing.
- Identify and explain the role of selected stress buffers in reducing risk for stress and/or controlling potential harmful effects of chronic stress.
Demonstrate the concepts and components of physical fitness.
- Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal heart rates and estimated oxygen consumption.
- Demonstrate various fitness exercises using safe and proper technique.
- Maintain daily class records of the developing fitness program.
- Demonstrate fitness assessment tests that are used to measure the components of fitness.