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Fitness Walking

Course NumberLWA 159
Credits1
Lab Hours15
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionIntroduces the concept of daily walking to contribute to one's wellness, with emphasis on developing personal walking program. Credit may be earned in LW 159 or LWA 159 but not in both. (15-15)


Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Fitness Walking I.
Objectives:
  1. Describe the difference between everyday walking and fitness walking.
  2. List the techniques of fitness walking.
  3. List the principles of fitness walking.
  4. Compare the difference between exercise heart rate and recovery heart rate.
  5. Describe how the overload principle and an understanding of the exercise target zone are applied in fitness walking.
  6. Describe how to select a good pair of shoes for fitness walking.
  7. List appropriate exercises to use in a stretching program for warm up and cool down.
  8. Explain how to calculate minutes per mile, miles per hour, and calories burned from records on walking logs.
  9. List appropriate clothes to wear for different weather conditions.
  10. Describe what makes a safe walking route.
  11. Explain how to get a fitness rating from a timed walk.
  12. Describe how blood pressure readings, body measurements, and percent of body fat measures can help assess fitness programs.

Students can demonstrate the concepts and components of Fitness Walking
Objectives:
  1. Design a schedule that includes time for fitness walking.
  2. Walk using fitness walking techniques.
  3. Walk incorporating the principles of fitness walking.
  4. Design a warm up and cool down stretch program.
  5. Take a resting, exercise, and recovery heart rate.
  6. Calculate their exercise target zone.
  7. Keep a walking log.
  8. Calculate their walking pace in miles per hour.
  9. Calculate their calorie burn for each walk.
  10. Design a safe walking route.
  11. Find a fitness rating based on results from a timed one mile walk and an exercise heart rate at the end of the walk.
  12. Evaluate their fitness programs by keeping records of assessments of blood pressure readings, body measurements, and percent of body fat measures.




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