Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fitness for Life...From the Grade 10 Perspective

I used to think fitness was optional, but now I think fitness is integral to my life...

I think fitness is the lifelong preservation of our bodies. We work with our bodies to understand them better and help ourselves have a healthier happier life. Fitness is something that we should live with lifelong because as we get older, our bodies find it harder to put in effort. If we take care of our bodies from an early age, then, when we get older, fitness would be a matter of adjusting to our effort level.

Fitness is like a bird trapped in a cage. If you keep it in, it is a meek creature, but once you let it go, it soars high into the sky, healthy and free.
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Keeping our bodies fit lifelong is our responsibility. This is because our bodies work hard to accommodate our lifestyles, so we should train our bodies become stronger and make it easier to carry out daily tasks, such as breathing. Keeping our bodies fit lifelong is also a very easy matter. According to our daily tasks, we should adjust how hard we work out. We should also keep in mind that as we age, our maximum heart rates come down, so we should have workouts that help us reach our target heart rate, but not go over it.

Fitness is like medicine, you may not like it, but you will need it all your life.
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This is why I think that one of the fitness articles I found online, about the Fitness Age Test, is very important. This is a test that helps us find out the age of our bodies. Scientists have conducted several tests and taken a lot data to make an online test that helps us determine the age of our bodies. The lesser our age, the better shape we are keeping our bodies in. I think this is an important step in lifelong fitness because it helps us see how well we are treating our bodies and helps us understand how to incorporate lifelong fitness into our lives so that we can keep our bodies “younger.”

11 comments:

  1. I really liked the quotes used in this post, normally people are not very fond of training but using motivational pictures or quotes like those, are a great help to keep you motivated and working!

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  2. I agree with the quote "Fitness is like medicine, you may not like it, but you will need it all your life". I think that this quote is saying that fitness can help you not get sick. You can prevent diseases like obesity and diseases related to your heart. I also agree to the fact that you need to do sports to keep up your fitness because it will help you at an older age. One fact not mentioned in this post that I think is important is that everyone should do 60 minutes of sports daily, so that they can maintain a good fitness. Lastly, I think that the fitness age tests made by the scientists can be very useful for someone to see if they have to spend more time on their fitness, or if the amount of sport they are doing now is enough.

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  3. Dear Ms. Arcenas, I concur with you. Not only is physical exercise good for our heart and bodies, but it also it is great for our minds. Fitness may have all its benefits, but physical exercise generally is great. I have learned with previous experiences that when I participate in constant physical activities, such as after school activities, I can sleep much better. Moreover, it is scientifically proved that when we are active, our body creates endorphins, which are essential for our nervous system and brain. Since there are so many good merits you we can gain from sports, it is even hard to list them all in a single comment...

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    1. Hi Pedro, I'm glad you agree with this thinking, although, I cannot take credit for this reflection. This is an example I used displaying the thinking of one my Grade 10 students. I'm happy that you made some strong connections to what she wrote!

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  4. I totally agree with this post. I think that it was really thoughtful and I really lie how this post makes me think for a while because it has a lot of interesting quotes and the quote is about the topic and it relates and makes a lot of sense. So in conclusion I really like this post and I think that everyone should take a chance and reading it and commenting on it.

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    1. I agree with your comment. I also liked the quotes and the information it is giving.

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    2. I wonder, do you see a shift in the student's thinking based on the analogies presented? How has the student's thinking grown from the first analogy to the second?

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  5. I really like this post. The quotes make this post motivational and help us achieve a better understanding of how to stay healthy. It makes you think about yourself and how you can become better towards your body. Exercising right to preserve your body and keep it in working order almost like a machine. We have to take care of ourselves carefully so we stay in "working order." I think these quotes are very

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    1. Our bodies are machines...the choices we make regarding physical activity and diet no doubt affect the level at which our bodies can work, and in turn, affect our lifelong fitness and health.

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  6. Ms. Arcenas, what a great post you published! The first thing that I think is very interesting in your post is the title, which is like a quote. I enjoy it a lot due to the following reasons: It makes the reader think if their healh or sports life is healthy enough. Also, this post made me think if my sports life if as good as it should be. Personally I think that I could do better, I stay a long time wathcing tv, and I am not taking care of my self. Thank you for alerting me. I WILL improve my healh.

    Thanks,

    SFD

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    1. Thanks Stefano, but again, I cannot take credit for this post. This is the thinking of one of my Grade 10 students. However, I am glad that her thinking regarding fitness has pushed your thinking about your level of physical activity and health! I wonder what steps you will now take to become more physical and health literate? How will you ensure your efforts are on-going?

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