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Health and Fitness - Running Tips, Swimming and Strength Training

This free course will teach you how to build your overall fitness through running, swimming, and strength training.

Free Course
This physical fitness course will teach you how running, swimming, and strength training can improve your strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall fitness levels. It will also teach you how to conduct these exercises safely, and guide you through different types of exercises that can be used to increase strength in all areas of the body, including the legs, back, shoulders, arms, and chest. All this, for free.





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Running provides a really worthwhile aerobic workout, and should be a fundamental part of any physical training program. This course will first discuss the characteristics of a good pair of running shoes. You will learn about suitable surfaces for running in order to avoid injury, and the precautions that must be taken when running in different conditions. You will also study the importance of performing a warm-up and cool down before and after exercises.

Swimming is an excellent exercise for overall fitness. Aerobic endurance, power, strength, and flexibility are all enhanced by swim training. This course will teach you the benefits that swimming has for the cardiovascular system. Next, the course will discuss the effects of strength training on one's agility, speed, and overall levels of fitness. You will learn the difference between circuit weight training and split-routine training, as well as the different exercises that you can use to develop strength in legs, back, chest, shoulders, and arms.

Running, swimming, and strength training are great ways to improve your physical fitness and promote your well-being, which can be an excellent source of confidence. This course will teach you how to engage in all these activities in a safe and productive manner. So why wait? Check out the course today, start improving your health, and get the most out of your work out routines.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Discuss the equipment necessary and the precautions that must be taken to minimize the risk of injury when running; - Describe the body mechanics that combine to make up an effective running style; - Discuss the equipment that is necessary for open water swimming and compare it with the equipment that is required for pool swimming; - Develop a range of strategies that can be used to improve stroke skills in freestyle and breaststroke; - Describe and use a range of exercises that can be used to increase strength in all areas of the body; - Describe the importance of technique, warming up and cooling down when performing strength training.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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