Physical Education 1.1.3 Definitions

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

Balance - The ability to retain the body's centre of mass (gravity) above the base of support

Body Composition - The percentage of body weight which is fat, muscle and bone

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

Coordination - The ability to use two or more body parts together

Exercise - A form of physical activity done to maintain or improve health and/or physical fitness, it is not a competitive sport

Fitness - The ability to meet the demands of the environment

Flexibility - The range of movement possible at a joint

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Health - A state of complete mental, physical and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity

Muscular Endurance - The ability to use voluntary muscles many times without getting tired

Muscular Strength - The amount of force a muscle can exert against a resistance

Power - The ability to do strength performances quickly (power = strength x speed)

Reaction Time - The time between the presentaion of a stimulus and the onset of movement

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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