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Exercise & Nutrition for a healthy lifestyle

Course Overview

To make positive changes to your personal health, this course will provide you with everything you need to know about nutrition, fitness, and your body. To separate the good from the bad information on healthy living, we have created a course that blends credible scientific research with expert lifestyle advice.

Your experience will begin by learning how exercise and nutrition benefit our bodies and how an inactive lifestyle poses health risks. Once you are clued up in this area, you’ll move on to the function of the human body – how it works and the systems that are essential to maintaining our health. Studying these topics will give you a foundation knowledge of how nutrition and exercise are key to a healthy lifestyle.

The final section of the course will explore health on a wider scale, taking into account how sleep and stress contribute to health factors. With this understanding, you will have the confidence and knowledge to put together a health and fitness programme that you can adopt for yourself.

The areas that we cover throughout the course include:

Introduction to Personal Health

  • What health means to you
  • Definition of health, fitness and physical activity
  • Components of fitness
  • Benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • Risks of an inactive lifestyle and poor diet

Understanding the Human Body

  • Skeletal system
  • Nervous system
  • Muscular system
  • Circulatory system
  • Respiratory system
  • Endocrine system
  • Reproductive and lymphatic systems
  • Digestive and urinary systems

Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

  • How food affects our mood
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • How to eat a healthier balanced diet
  • Energy balance and how to calculate calories
  • Macronutrients and micronutrients
  • The Eatwell Guide
  • Common diets

Exercise for a Healthy Lifestyle

  • NEAT
  • Movement
  • SMART Goals
  • Energy systems
  • Importance of postural and core stability
  • Training types to maximise health

Wider Health

  • Creating new habits
  • The importance of mental health
  • Stress management
  • The importance of sleep
  • Body image and non-scale victories

Planning a Sustainable Health and Fitness Programme

  • Meeting your goals
  • Behaviour change
  • The FITT principles
  • Building your exercise programme
  • Food strategies
  • Building your nutrition programme
  • Sustainability around your health and fitness