Regular physical activity helps reduce stress levels, improve sleep patterns, increase life quality and expectancy, and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer. This self-marked online course will help you to expand your knowledge, either to support yourself or others.

  • Type of course: Online distance learning course with no exams
  • Course duration: An average of 4 hours.

Within this Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness training, you will cover the following:

Section 1: Exercise
In this section, you will learn about the important role exercise plays in maintaining general health and well-being, the types of activities that can improve health and fitness and why we need to exercise.

Section 2: Nutrition
Within this section, you will cover the nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet and how nutrition affects our health and fitness.

Section 3: Anatomy and physiology
This section covers the different systems in the human body, including the different terms associated with each system, and also what effects exercise has on these systems.

For more information about this courseĀ visit the skills network website.