What is physical fitness? Measurement of the body’s ability to carry out daily tasks efficiently and effectively in work and in leisure activities.
Types of physical fitness General Fitness: the state of health your in, how healthy your body really is. Specific Fitness: More task oriented, such as running, stretching, and lifting.
Components of Physical Fitness Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance CardiorespiratoryEndurance Flexibility Body Composition
Muscular Strength What is Muscular Strength? Amount of force the muscles apply when carrying out a task. The force is how much weight you can lift at a given moment.
Benefits of Muscular Strength Some Benefits: Walking running sitting physical appearance Performance increase in metabolism decreases risk of injury more energy posture prevents disease improves self esteem carrying out every day tasks easier…
Muscular Endurance What is muscular endurance? Ability to use groups of muscle over a certain amount of time without getting fatigued. How does it differ from muscular strength? Muscular strength is lifting something heavy, muscular endurance is lifting something over and over.
Benefits of Muscular Endurance Some benefits: Same benefits from muscular strength. Lets you perform daily tasks for a longer length of time.
Cardiorespiratory Endurance What is Cardiorespiratory Endurance? Your heart and lungs ability to work efficiently during a physical activity. Best way to improve on your cardiorespiratory endurance is by aerobic activity. Aerobic activity is an activity that needs oxygen for you heart and lungs. Walking Running Biking swimming
Benefits of Cardiorespiratory Endurance Some Benefits: Makes everyday tasks easier Increases muscle tone Increases muscle endurance Increases in V02max Improves body composition Improves immune system Reduces risk of diseases Lowers blood pressure More energy Better self esteem
Flexibility What is Flexibility? Your body's ability to move your joints through a full range of motion without pain. Flexibility depends on bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments of a joint.
Benefits of Flexibility Some benefits of flexibility: Improves performance Improves everyday living Improves posture Reduces muscle soreness Better blood flow Relieves back pain
Body Composition What is Body Composition? It shows you the percentage of muscle, bone, organs, and body fat your body has. Women need more then men. Too much body fat can lead to diseases. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity The more body fat your body carries, the hard your heart has to work.
Benefits of Body Composition Some benefits of good Body Composition: Improves self esteem Reduces risk of disease Makes everyday activities easier Easy on joints Physical appearance
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