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Friday, 23 December 2011

5 Major Components of Fitness

What is Health?
The 'state of complete mental, physical and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ .
What is Fitness?
 ‘The ability to meet the demands of the environment’
What is Exercise?
'Form of physical activity done primarily to improve one’s health and physical fitness’ 
Health Related Exercise

Exercise is any physical activity that helps to improve health and physical fitness. It is also thought to improve mental health and relieve stress. 
There are 5 major components of fitness that help us to be physically healthy:
  • Cardiovascular Fitness (Stamina)The ability to exercise the entire body for long periods of time.
  • Muscular Strength-The ability to apply force & overcome resistance.
  • Muscular Endurance- The ability to work for long periods of time without getting tired.
  • Body Composition- The percentage of bone, fat & muscle in the body.
  • Flexibility (Suppleness)- The ability to move joints through their full range of motion.

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