Improving Fitness and Health

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Fitness
The ability to meet the demands of the environment, without fatigue.
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Health
state of complete mental, physical and social well-being; not merely the absence of illness or infirmity.
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Coordination
a balance and effective interaction of movement or body action
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Reaction time
the time taken from the start of the stimulus to the start of the response
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Agility
the ability to quickly change the body's direction efficiently and under control
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Balance
A state of stability or equilbrium achiecved by keeping the centre of mass over or within the base support
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Strength
the ability to overcome a resistance, this may be explosive, static or dynamic
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Speed
the rate at which the body is moved from one place to another
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Muscular Endurance
the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to perform repetitive contraction over a period of time
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Flexibility
the range of movement around a joint
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Power
the rapid application of muscular force. Strength and speed combination, power = speed * strength
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Cardiovascular
the ability to supply oxygen to the working muscles
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Health-related fitness
an umbrella term for the combination of physiological factors that enable and individual to cope with the demands of their life, and may also have an effect upon their health
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Skill-related fitness
neuromuscular factors that enable and individual to successfully to perform skills or techniques
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Stamina
ability to sustain stressful physical exertion for a period of time
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Aerobic capacity
how efficiently the body can take in, transport and use oxygen
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Cardiovascular system
our blood vessels, arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules and veins
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state of complete mental, physical and social well-being; not merely the absence of illness or infirmity.

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Health

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a balance and effective interaction of movement or body action

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the time taken from the start of the stimulus to the start of the response

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the ability to quickly change the body's direction efficiently and under control

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