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Physical Education

- is an educational course related to the physique of the human body.
This program is designed for students who want to make rapid progress in Modern Greek language and
deepen their knowledge of Greece and its culture. It offers an intensive language course for beginner,
intermediate and advanced level. The course is 40 hours, divided into 10 days, and includes grammar,
reading, speaking, and writing. It also provides an insight into Greek culture and civilization. Special
courses of Modern Greek Literature and Culture and of Ancient Greek
are offered on request. Our Greek teachers are qualified, specialized
and experienced in teaching Greek as a foreign language. Moreover
the course is combined with lectures, outdoor activities and various
tours helping students become more familiar with contemporary Greek
culture.
This summer “We Learn Modern Greek” at Chios, Homer’s island.
Together we will discover its ancient and medieval history, the
Byzantine mosaics of Nea Moni and Genoese castles and mansions.
We will discover the aroma of a special resin called masticha, the main
ingredient of a variety of products such as chewing gum, liqueurs and chemicals, we will taste new dishes
and we will enjoy crystal-clear beaches and the incomparable beauty of this unique island.

Physical Fitness
is a general state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects
of sports or

occupations.

Physical

fitness

is generally

achieved

through

correct nutrition,

[1] moderate-vigorous physical activity,[2] exercise and rest.[3] It is a set of attributes or
characteristics seen in people and which relate to the ability to perform
a given set of physical activities.
Before the industrial revolution, fitness was the capacity to carry out the
day’s activities without undue fatigue. However with automation and
changes in lifestylesphysical fitness is now considered a measure of the
body's ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure
activities, to be healthy, to resisthypokinetic diseases, and to meet
emergency situations.

COMPONENTS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS
Health Related components: Those factors that are related to how well the systems of your body work
1. Cardiovascular Fitness: The ability of the circulatory system (heart and blood vessels) to supply
oxygen to working muscles during exercise.
2. Body Composition: The relative percentage of body fat compared to lean body mass (muscle,
bone, water,etc)
3. Flexibility: The range of movement possible at various joints.
4. Muscular strength: The amount of force that can be produced by a single contraction of a muscle
5. Muscular endurance: The ability of a muscle group to continue muscle movement over a length
of time.
Skill Related Components: Those aspects of fitness which form the basis for successful sportor activity
participation.
1.Speed: The ability to move quickly from one point to another in a straight line
2.Agility: The ability of the body to change direction quickly
3.Balance: The ability to maintain an upright posture while still or moving

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