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P.E Vocab

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physical fitness Your ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue.
body composition A special term used in physical fitness that measures the percentage of fat, muscle, water and bone found in the human body.
flexibility The quality of bending easily without breaking.
muscular strength The maximum amount of force that a muscle can exert against some form of resistance in a single effort.
muscular endurance The ability of a muscle or group of muscles to sustain repeated contractions against a resistance for an extended period of time.
cardio respiratory endurance A health-related component of physical fitness that relates to the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply fuel during sustained physical activity and to eliminate fatigue products after supplying fuel.
sedentary lifestyle A type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity(couch potato).
metabolism To refer specifically to the breakdown of food and its transformation into energy.
aerobic exercise any of various sustained exercises, as jogging, rowing, swimming, or cycling, that stimulate and strengthen the heart and lungs, thereby improving the body's utilization of oxygen.
anaerobic exercise
calories A unit of energy that comes from the foods you eat.
isokinetic A concentric or eccentric contraction of a muscle in which the speed and tension are constant throughout the range of lengthening or contracting.
isotonic exercise Exercise when a contracting muscle shortens against a constant load, as when lifting a weight.
isometric exercise Exercise involving muscular contractions without movement of the involved parts of the body.
basal metabolism The turnover of energy in a fasting and resting organism using energy solely to maintain vital cellular activity, respiration, and circulation
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