Health, exercise and fitness

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  • Health, Exercise and Fitness
    • Health: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
      • Not coping with the stresses of one's life may make you unable to work fruitfully.
      • Social well being involves elements of living within a community, spirituality, fulfilling work and social relationships.
      • A process of continuous adjustment to ever changing demands.
    • Fitness: To be able to cope with the demands made during an individuals day to day life.
      • How are they related?
        • Health: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
          • Not coping with the stresses of one's life may make you unable to work fruitfully.
          • Social well being involves elements of living within a community, spirituality, fulfilling work and social relationships.
          • A process of continuous adjustment to ever changing demands.
        • Being fit is one element of being healthy.
          • Other elements include nutrition, living conditions, genetic background and the ageing process.
        • If we engage in activities that help develop or maintain fitness levels then we are less likely to suffer certain types of illnesses and can delay the ageing process
        • No matter how fit we are we can all be struck down by illness.
          • Our genetic traits can still dispose us to suffer from poor physical and mental health and we all age.
      • To be fit is to be able to cope with demands and be able to meet them with undue stress.
      • Factors that we have some influence over.
      • Fitness fluctuates, levels of fitness change for better or worse.
      • The components of fitness are divided into health-related and skill-related.

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