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fitness

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physical fitness is a general state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities.
body composition is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone, water and muscle in human bodies.
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 repeatedly exert force against resistance.
cardiorespiratory endurance also known as aerobic fitness; it involves performing exercise at a moderate level of intensity for an extended period.
sedentary lifestyle a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity.
metabolism the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
aerobic exercise sometimes known as "cardio"- exercise that requires pumping of oxygenated blood by the heart to deliver oxygen to working muscles.
anaerobic exercise include weight lifting, sprinting, and jumping; any exercise that consists of short exertion, high-intensity movement, is an anaerobic exercise.
calories the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C
isokinetic exercise type of strength training in which specialized machines, or dynamometers, maintain a constant speed of movement.
isotonic exercise one method of muscular exercise. In contrast, isometric exercise is when muscular contractions occur without movement of the involved parts of the body.
isometric exercise a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction (compared to concentric or eccentric contractions, called dynamic/isotonic movements).
basal metabolism the amount of energy expended while at rest in a neutrally temperate environment, in the post-absorptive state
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