A body in motion is a beautiful experience. An understanding of how the muscles pull on the bones to move the joints and create motion is helpful when designing or participating in fitness programs. Gain insight into the cardiovascular system and how the heart, lungs and cells work together to move the body with and without adequate oxygen.
This 3-part series goes beyond exercise on land. It also discusses water fitness and introduces bouyancy, water displacement and resistance and how this liquid environment provides a superb workout. Discover the benefits of balance-improving exercises and how athletes use elements such as force, velocity and speed to improve their abilities.
Expand your knowledge and learn how to test physical fitness, apply FITT principles to workout design and how to include both strength and aerobic training in a fitness program. Explore the health benefits of physical activity such as improved sleep, mood enhancement, weight loss and greater strength. At the cellular level, watch as the heart rate responds, respiration increases and cardiac output improve when movement begins.