Important PE definitions

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  • Important PE definitions
    • Health - A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
    • Exercise - a form of physical activity done to maintain or improve health and/or physical fitness. It is not a competitive sport.
    • Performance - how well a task is completed.
    • Fitness - the ability to meet the demands of the environment.
    • Health related components of fitness definitions
      • Cardiovascular fitness - the ability of the heart and blood vessels to supply the working muscles with oxygen for long periods of time
      • Muscular endurance - the ability to use voluntary muscles many times without getting tired.
      • Flexibility - the range of movement at a joint.
      • Strength - the ability to exert a force.
      • Body Composition - the percentage of muscle fat and bone.
    • Skill related components of fitness definitions
      • Balance - the ability to keep upright while you are standing still or moving.
      • Agility - the ability to change the direction of the body quickly.
      • Speed - the ability to perform a movement or cover a distance in a short amount of time.
      • Co-ordination - the ability to use two or more parts of the body together.
      • Reaction time - the time it takes you to respond to a stimulus

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