The purpose of this lesson is to teach you why good physical fitness, regular exercise, and optimal wellness are important for all people, and how physical activity and good physical health can contribute to optimal health and wellness.

Lesson Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to…

  • State the components of physical fitness.
  • Describe the current status of fitness and exercise in North America.
  • List terms associated with physical activity, fitness, wellness, and diseases.
  • Explain the relationship of activity and fitness to health, wellness, diseases, and conditions.