Exercise and Fitness as part of your Healthy Active Lifestyle

Health, exercise, fitness and performance, and how they relate to the 5 aspects of health related exercise and the 6 components of skill related fitness

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A state of complete mental, physical and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity

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A form of physical activity which maintains or improves health and/or physical fitness

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The ability to meet the demands of the environment

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Is how well a task is completed

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5 - HR Cardiovascular Fitness

The ability to exercise the entire body for long periods of time

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5 - HR Muscular Strength

The amount of force a muscle can exert against resistance

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5 - HR Muscular Endurance

The ability to use the voluntary muscles many times without getting tired

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5 - HR Flexibility

The  range of movement possible at a joint

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5 - HR Body Composition

The percentage of body weight that is fat, muscle and bone

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6 - SR Agility

The ability to change the position of the body quickly and to control the whole body

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6 - SR Balance

The ability to retain the centre of mass of the body above the base of support

  • Static Balance - keeping the body stable while stationary
  • Dynamic Balance - maintaining a controlled, stable condition while moving
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6 - SR Coordination

The ability to use two or more body parts together

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6 - SR Power

The ability to undertake strength performances quickly

Power = strength x speed

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6 - SR Reaction Time

The time between the presentation of a stimulus and the onset of movement

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6 - SR Speed

The differential rate at which an individual is able to perform a movement, or cover a distance in a period of time

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