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1 Components of Physical fitness
By: Tammy droge, Susie cho, abby tunby, and Alix kern

2 What is physical fitness?
General state of health and well-being or specifically the ability to perform aspects of sports. It’s achieved through correct nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and rest. It is More than being able to run a long distance or lift a lot of weight at the gym. Being fit is not defined only by what kind of activity you do, how long you do it, or at what level of intensity. Fitness overall is broken down into 5 main components

3 5 main components Cardiorespiratory endurance Muscular strength
Muscular endurance Body composition flexibility

4 Cardiorespiratory endurance
Keeping your heart rate at a increased level for a length of time Examples: Walking, swimming, biking, running The activity you choose doesn’t have to be tireless in order to improve your cardiorespiratory endurance

5 Muscular strength The ability of the muscle to apply force during an activity. The key to making your muscles stronger is making them fight against another force. Examples: Lifting weights and taking the stairs

6 Muscle endurance The ability of the muscle to continue to perform without tiring. To improve your muscular endurance try walking, jogging, bicycling, dancing, or sit-ups.

7 Body composition Refers to the quantity of muscle, fat, bone, and other vital parts of the body. Body composition is important to consider for health and managing your weight.

8 flexibility Range of motion around a joint. In other words how far each joint can move. Examples: Lunges, stretching, Pilates, and yoga Following good exercise practices can also increase your range of flexibility


10 Importance of these components
An effective fitness program includes all five components of physical components, of which we went over. Once you’ve had all five of these physical components measured you can make a list of the things you need to improve. For example: If you are weak in cardiovascular endurance you’ll need more aerobic training such as jogging. These components are used in schools, gyms, and health clubs to measure your level of physical fitness in order to determine how your body performs.

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