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Author Topic: 5 components of physical fitness  (Read 12307 times)

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Offline butterfly

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5 components of physical fitness
« on: November 06, 2008, 01:16:34 am »
What are the goals of physical fitness and its components?
The health related physical skills each contribute to a healthy quality of life.  Optimal fitness is reflected in the a persons ability to cope well with daily life as actively fit individuals will develop a resistance to hypokinetic diseases such as obesity, heart failure and diabetes which are physical conditions associated to inactivity and idle lifestyles. Optimal physical fitness is a combination of lifestyle, nutrition, habits, but it cannot be reached without an appropriate level of physical activity.
Cardio endurance     Muscular strength      Muscular endurance
Flexibility    Body composition

 for more information http://www.fuelthemind.com/health/health/health_information_home.html

Offline jenniferchristy

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Re: 5 components of physical fitness
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 01:17:49 am »
Thanks buddy you have given a important thing which is very very useful to all... like you say every one used to be physically fitted....

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Offline mushroomeater

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Re: 5 components of physical fitness
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 07:30:15 am »
good post.  :) one component should not be taken for granted. all five components should be met

Offline Heart Ace

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Re: 5 components of physical fitness
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 01:04:34 am »
Thanks for sharing this post! Very helpful!  :D

Offline Mary Jo

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Re: 5 components of physical fitness
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 04:03:53 am »
Physical fitness is the ability to function effectively throughout your workday, perform your usual other activities and still have enough energy left over to handle any extra stresses or emergencies which may arise.

The components of physical fitness are:

* Cardiorespiratory (CR) endurance - the efficiency with which the body delivers oxygen and nutrients needed for muscular activity and transports waste products from the cells.

* Muscular strength - the greatest amount of force a muscle or muscle group can exert in a single effort.

* Muscular endurance - the ability of a muscle or muscle group to perform repeated movements with a sub-maximal force for extended periods of times.

* Flexibility - the ability to move the joints or any group of joints through an entire, normal range of motion.

* Body composition - the percentage of body fat a person has in comparison to his or her total body mass.

Improving the first three components of fitness listed above will have a positive impact on body composition and will result in less fat. Excessive body fat detracts from the other fitness components, reduces performance, detracts from appearance, and negatively affects your health.

Factors such as speed, agility, muscle power, eye-hand coordination, and eye-foot coordination are classified as components of "motor" fitness. These factors most affect your athletic ability. Appropriate training can improve these factors within the limits of your potential. A sensible weight loss and fitness program seeks to improve or maintain all the components of physical and motor fitness through sound, progressive, mission specific physical training.

Offline rynoryno

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Re: 5 components of physical fitness
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 12:26:59 pm »
Thanks Mary Jo for explaining that more in depth!


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