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Personal Health and Fitness


Personal Health and Fitness
Personal Health and Fitness

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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.

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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. 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): 4 stars based on 111 reviews
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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    Wilma Alexander United States of America The course talks of encounters with health. The content and context and if found in likely or unlikely places. You see all programs on t.v. with health aspect. The promise of health is total wellness and a resource for living. People have different reasons for thinking of health. In the high level wellness, health is freedom in the truest sense. 2015-05-14 15:05:25
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    Folasade Bamgbala United Kingdom I believe in the adage that says health is wealth, I am interested in getting healthy and living well. Thanks 2015-05-14 10:05:44
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    Charles Bachand United States of America This was very informative 2015-04-20 19:04:59
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    Sam Boyd United Kingdom An enjoyable and interesting course. Having Just completed my Level 3 Personal Trainers award this served to top up my understanding by using research as an aid. 2015-03-21 20:03:02
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    John Suggitt United Kingdom nice introduction to health and fitness 2015-03-08 17:03:36
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    Quinn Fortner United States of America It taught me a lot of what I would have liked to know about personal health. 2015-01-29 01:01:08
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    Blayne Nation United States of America Great Course with Great Information! I learned a lot from this and will be taking other similar to it! 2014-12-24 23:12:30
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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
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    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
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    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
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