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Which of the four components of physical fitness has the greatest impact on health?
Cardiorespiration
What determines the volume and speed of the blood delivered to the muscles?
The size and rate of contraction of the heart
What is the most common cause of death in the United States?
Diseases of the heart
According to studies, what level of fitness has been associated with a decreased risk of death from cardiovascular disease?
Good or excellent fitness levels
What effect can regular aerobic exercise have on a resting heart rate?
Aerobic exercise decreases the resting heart rate
What is pulmonary ventilation and how is it affected by cardiorespiratory exercise?
Pulmonary ventilation is the amount of air you breathe in and out of your lungs, and it increases with exercise.
How does physical activity prevent colon cancer?
Physical activity shortens the time that food irritates the intestinal wall, decreasing the possibility of lesions.
What does research suggest about physical activity and the health-related quality of life?
Physical activity improves the quality of life by enhancing well-being in a variety of ways.
What percent of U.S. adults fail to exercise regularly?
60 percent
What is the recommended amount of accumulated exercise per day?
At least 30 minutes a day
What is the "exercise heart rate range" and why is it important?
Your exercise heart rate range is the range that your heartbeat should fall in when you exercise, 60 to 90 percent of your maximum heart range--and you need to keep it in this range to exercise safely.
Is there any validity to the saying, "No pain, no gain"?
No. All of the benefits of physical activity are available without the presence of pain. You should avoid any extra pain (pain beyond the normal day-to-day bumps and bruises) in your exercise plan.