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physical fitness The ability to carry out tasks w/o undue fatigue.
body composition Measures the percentage of fat, muscles, 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.
metabolism the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
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 defined as short duration, high intensity exercise lasting anywhere from merely seconds up to around two minutes
calories defined as the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a unit of water from zero degrees Celsius to 1 degree. In nutrition, a calorie represents a unit of energy that comes from the foods you eat.
isokinetic exercise Exercise performed with a specialized apparatus that provides variable resistance to a movement, so that no matter how much effort is exerted, the movement takes place at a constant speed
isotonic exeircise used to strengthen muscles and improve joint mobility.
isometric exercise a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction
basal metabolism the turnover of energy in a fasting and resting organism using energy solely to maintain vital cellular activity, respiration, and circulation as measured by the basal metabolic rate
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