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Health Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Physical Activity Any Kind of Movement that causes your body to use energy
Fitness The ability to handle the physical work and play of everyday life without becoming tired
Exercise Physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive and that improves or maintains personal fitness
Strength The ability of your muscles to exert a force
Endurance The ability to preform vigorous physical activity without getting over tired
Heart/Lung Endurance The measures of how effectively your heart and lungs work during moderate-to-vigorous physical activity or exercise
Muscle Endurance The ability of a muscle to repeatedly exert a force over a prolonged period of time
Aerobic Exercise Rhythmic, non-stop, moderate-to-vigorous, activity that requires large amounts of oxygen and works the heart Jogging Swimming Laps
Anaerobic Exercise Intense physical activity that requires little oxygen but involves short bursts of energy Weight Lifting Sprints
Flexibility The ability to move joints fully and easy
Body Composition The proportions that are fat, bones, muscles, and fluid that make up body weight
Frequency With regard to physical fitness, the number of days you work out each week
Intesity With regard to physical fitness, how much energy you use when you work out
THR (Target Heart Rate) The number of heartbeats per minute that you should aim for during moderate to vigorous activity to benefit your circulatory system the most.
Created by: sandy272001