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Personal Health and Fitness


Personal Health and Fitness

Personal Health and Fitness

Learn effective ways to improve your health and fitness


Students: 5,764
Course Description

Everyday our attitudes and opinions about our personal well-being are influenced by messages and advertising on the television, in newspapers, on the radio and Internet. How the media portrays health and fitness has a major influence on individuals and society as a whole.
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This free online course begins by looking at how we define what health is and how media and society influence our attitudes and opinions to what we think is healthy and what is not. The course then covers aspects of health and fitness such as healthy eating, aerobic fitness and how exercise affects mental health. This course will be of interest to any person who is interested in their health and wants to be informed and educated on ways to improve their own personal health and fitness.
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Learning Outcomes

You will understand the important role health and fitness has in our world today. You will know the value of balancing diet and exercise.
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This course will show you the best ways to exercise to burn more calories.You will be aware of the role of high and low GI foods and understand what foods are more important in your diet.
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Module Title
Module 1: Health is Everywhere
Module 2: Health and Society
Module 3: Healthy Eating
Module 4: Aerobic Fitness
Module 5: Exercise and Mental Health
Personal Health and Fitness Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners)
Course Title Personal Health and Fitness
Course # 358
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 13
Content Origin
Course Description  Everyday our attitudes and opinions about our personal well-being are influenced by messages and advertising on the television, in newspapers, on the radio and Internet. How the media portrays health and fitness has a major influence on individuals and society as a whole. This free online course begins by looking at how we define what health is and how media and society influence our attitudes and opinions to what we think is healthy and what is not. The course then covers aspects of health and fitness such as healthy eating, aerobic fitness and how exercise affects mental health. This course will be of interest to any person who is interested in their health and wants to be informed and educated on ways to improve their own personal health and fitness.
License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 11 February 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio Low
Audio Only Low
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Lower High/ Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Allison Richards United States of America This was a great and informative course! I will refer back to this when I take more lessons! 2014-12-02 21:12:53
  • John-michael Mader Trinidad and Tobago Great course. The audio clips and videos were great help me understand better rather a lot of reading. More videos and audio clips would make learners understand better and help make the course more enjoyable. 2014-11-27 06:11:16
  • Joyce Modie Botswana I have loved it. It has informed me on most things I thought I knew but didnt 2014-10-27 14:10:30
  • Mark Feehan United Kingdom Good introductory Course to understanding health and wellbeing 2014-10-07 16:10:37
  • Shane Tyler United Kingdom Very useful understanding of health, fitness, eating and mental health. 2014-09-24 11:09:17
  • Khotso Dube Zimbabwe A very good and informative short course with useful medical sociology topics. 2014-09-04 02:09:06
  • Khotso Dube Zimbabwe Personal Health and Fitness is a very good short and very informative course covering many aspects of health and fitness as well as aspects of medical sociology. 2014-08-18 23:08:37
  • Tina Glinton Bahamas It was interesting and informative. Particularly that most people do not consider quality of life to be an aspect of having a healthy life. 2014-08-16 20:08:35
  • Rebecca Lauder United States of America Great course in such a short time. I'm impressed. I learned a lot! 2014-05-28 00:05:16
  • Giselle Emmanuel Saint Lucia I really enjoyed this course. it was informative and easy to follow. I especially appreciated the link to mental health as this is my area of interest aside my personal health. 2014-05-25 03:05:25
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