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Taking part in health related fitness prevents a range of diseases such as obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. Taking part in a health-related fitness programme will reduce a persons

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Health Related Fitness Taking part in health related fitness prevents a range of diseases such as obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. Taking part in a health-related fitness programme will reduce a persons risk of having a heart attack, exercise is also a very effective method for people who have suffered from a heart attack. Having good levels of aerobic fitness is important in order to have a good quality of day-to-day life. Taking part in regular exercise helps to slow down the ageing process of the cardio respiratory systems. Regular aerobic exercise burns off a number of calories, the longer the person exercises for and the more intense it is the more calories they will burn, therefore help to control a persons weight. ...read more.

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The exercise session should last 20 minutes not including warming up or cooling down in order to gain significant aerobic and fat-burning benefits. The longer the duration of the exercise session the more kilocalories and fat will be burned and the greater the benefits to the cardiovascular system. A person should exercise at a target heart rate of 60% to 90% of maximum heart rate. Target heart rate can be determined by doing the following calculations. 220 - age = maximum heart rate (maximum heart rate x 60) (Maximum heart rate x 90) Health-related fitness has more importance in some sports than others, for example Footballers need to train a variety of the health-related fitness components of fitness. ...read more.

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The type of fitness a swimmer a fitness needs depends on which stroke and what distance they compete in. However, both sprint and distance swimmers will need: * Muscular endurance - this is needed to ensure that their muscles are able to continue to function and propel the body through water for periods of time. * Flexibility - this allows swimmers to complete strokes effectively; the butterfly stroke especially requires the swimmer to have a good range of movement in the shoulder joint to complete the stroke efficiently and effectively. * Aerobic endurance - this is needed especially for distance swimmers in order to complete long-distance swims. * Muscular strength - this is needed mostly for the sprint swimmer to increase speed through water. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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