Three categories of a healthy, active lifestyle are;
•Contribute to good physical health
•Health related exercise components
•Mix with others
•Make new friends
•Meet old/current friends
•Develop teamwork/ cooperation
•Work with others
•Relieve and or prevent stress and tension
•Increase self-esteem and confidence
•Contribute to enjoyment in life
You need to be able to describe some positive effects of physical activity.Q) Can you explain in detail at least one physical, one mental and one social benefit of exercise?
You need to understand how participation in physical activity can stimulate cooperation, competition, physical challenge, aesthetic appreciation and social mixing.
Q) Can you think of examples for each?
Benefits of taking part in physical activity?
2.Help the individual feel good (serotonin ‘feel good hormone’)
3.Help relieve stress, and prevent stress related illness
4.Increase self-esteem and confidence
5.Contribute to good health
6.Contribute to the enjoyment of life
7.Provide a mental challenge
Reasons for taking part in physical activity
You need to be able to recognise and explain the 'reasons for taking part in physical activity' membership of sporting clubs and participation in sporting activities stimulates:
1 - co-operation – ability to work well with others as a team or setting up activities.
2 - competition – allowing challenge of playing different opponents and working with other teams.
3 - physical challenge – being able to test yourself an push yourself physically.
4 - aesthetic appreciation – appreciation of how something looks, feels or the environment it is in.
5 - the development of friendships and social mixing
Now go to the edexcel past papers and test your knowledge with some exam questions for section 1.1.1