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Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement


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Physical activity and movement are essential elements of any program designed for obtaining or maintaining health and well-being. While most individuals associate physical activity with aerobics, many activities comprise a well-rounded and interesting physical fitness and movement program.


Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the types of physical activity.
  2. Explain the four factors of an exercise program.
  3. Explain the physiological benefits of physical activity and movement.
  4. Identify the risks of exercise.
  5. Explain the psychological benefits of physical activity and movement.
  6. Describe the mechanics of breathing.
  7. Explain the philosophical basis of yoga.
  8. Identify the categories of yoga.
  9. Explain the origins and philosophical basis of Tai Chi Chuan.
  10. Describe the principles and concepts of Tai Chi Chuan.
  11. Explain the benefits of Tai Chi Chuan.
  12. Describe important steps in initiating a physical activity program.

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