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Health and Fitness - Running Tips, Swimming and Strength Training

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Health and Fitness - Running Tips, Swimming and Strength Training
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online course Health and Fitness - Running Tips, Swimming and Strength Training is designed to show you how running, swimming and strength training can improve your strength, flexibility, endurance and overall fitness levels. It will also show you how you can practice running, swimming and strength training and stay injury-free.

    The course begins by focusing on running as a means of building and maintaining fitness. You will learn about the importance of using good running shoes, what surfaces to run on to stay injury free and examine the correct mechanics that should be used while running. This section concludes by presenting a range of strategies that will help you increase your running mileage in a safe and progressive manner. The course then looks at how swimming can help you build and maintain fitness. You will learn about equipment that is needed in order to swim safely in both the open water and a swimming pool. This will help you appreciate the difference between open water and pool swimming as they are both conducted in extremely different environments. This section concludes by examining how to develop swimming skills in the freestyle and breaststroke.

    Finally, the course looks at how strength training can be used as a tool to help you stay fit and healthy. You will learn about the necessary precautions you need to take to ensure that you train safely, including completing warm-up and cool-down before and after exercise and completing all lifts with the correct technique. You will also study a wide range of exercises that can be used to increase strength in all areas of the body, including the legs, back, shoulders, arms and chest.

    This course will be of great interest to anyone who wishes to improve their overall strength and fitness levels in a safe and progressive manner. The course will also be of interest to professionals who work in the health and fitness industry or individuals who may be interested in pursuing a career in the health and fitness.

  • 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 study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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