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Concept 5: Learning Self-Planning Skills for Lifetime Physical Activity
Concept 5: Learning Self-Planning Skills For Lifetime
Clarifying Reasons for Participation: The Facts
- Clarifying your reasons for participating, or not participating, in physical
activity is an important step in self-planning.
- Knowing the most common reasons for inactivity can help you avoid sedentary
- Knowing the reasons people give for being active can help you adopt positive
Identifying Needs: The Facts
- Learning to self-assess your current levels of health, wellness, and fitness
is useful in establishing personal needs planning your program and evaluating
- Periodic physical fitness self-assessments can aid in determining if a person
is meeting health-fitness standards and is making progress toward personal
- Self-assessment of metabolic fitness and all components of health-related
fitness is important.
- Comparison of physical fitness test results to health standards and personal
fitness improvement are more important than comparisons to other people.
- Results of fitness assessments are influence by heredity.
- Health based criterion-referenced standards are recommended for rating you
- Self-assessments have the advantage of consistent error rather than variable
The Facts About Goal Setting
- Learning to set realistic goals is useful as a basis for physical activity
- Beginners are encouraged to focus on short-term goals.
- Short-term goals should be specific.
- Short-term goals should be behavioral goals rather than outcome goals.
- Long-term goals can be either behavioral or outcome goals.
- It is appropriate to considered maintenance goals.
- Putting your goals in writing helps formalize them.
Selecting Personally Appropriate Activities: The Facts
- The most popular forms of exercise among adults require very little skill
or equipment and are easily accessible.
- Learning performance skills will expand the choices of appropriate activities.
- Select activities that match your abilities.
- Select activities that provide all of the health, wellness, and fitness
The Facts About Keeping Records
- Keeping a physical activity log is one important method of record keeping.
- Keeping records of fitness improvement should be reserved for those with
Writing Your Plan: The Facts
- Preparing a written plan can improve your adherence to the plan.
- The self-management skills presented in this concept should be used in planning
programs for the different types of physical activity.
Strategies for Action: The Facts
- A self-assessment of your attitudes about physical activity is a good first
step in planning for lifelong physical activity.
- Self-planning skills can be used for each of the different types of activity
in the physical activity pyramid
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