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Health Related Fitne

Health Related Fitness terms correlate to one's overall health & fitness

TermDefinition
Cardiovascular Fitness The ability to exercise the whole body for long periods of time because the heart and lungs are giving the body oxygen. Examples: distance running, cross country skiing
Muscular Strength The most work muscles can do at any given time. How much force or how much weight you can lift. Example: bench press 250 lbs.
Muscular Endurance The ability to use muscles many times without getting tired. Example: carrying around a baby all day
Flexibility The ability to use your joints in a full range of motion. Example: touching your toes or yoga
Body Fatness The percentage of the body that is fat.
Body Composition The relationship of body fat and fat free mass (muscle, bones, etc . . .) in the body.
Bone Density The concentration of the bone's tissue made up primarily of calcium.
Agility The ability to change the position of the body quickly and accurately. Examples: moving quickly in soccer, wrestling, or dodgeball
Balance The ability to maintain stability (staying upright) while stationary or moving. Example: surfing, skateboarding
Coordination The ability to use your senses with a body part or repeatedly execute a sequence of movements smoothly and accurately. Examples: juggling
Power The ability to transfer energy into force at a fast rate (strength +speed). Example: throwing a shot put or football
Reaction Time The time between one of the senses recognizing a stimulus and the body moving in reponse. Examples: starting a race or brakes on a car
Speed The ability to perform a movement in a short period of time. Examples: running fast, throwing a fast ball
3 Areas of Benefits from Physical Activity Pyschological (mental), Physical (body), & Social (teamwork & sportsmanship)
Fitness The ability of the body systems to work together efficiently without feeling fatigued.
Wellness (Total Fitness) Being well physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally.
Hypokinetic condition health problems due to lack of exercise Examples: heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure
Fatigue exhaustion, extreme tiredness
Sedentary not active, sits around instead of walking or exercising
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