We all have an idea of what a fit body should look like. For some people, it means to have a perfect hourglass figure or massive muscles, while for others it means having a sleek body. But fitness is not defined by the appearance. There are five components of physical fitness you need to deal with.
We all have an idea of what a fit body should look
like. For some people, it means to have a perfect
hourglass figure or massive muscles, while for
others it means having a sleek body. But fitness is
not defined by the appearance. There are five
components of physical fitness you need to deal
The eight components of physical fitness
* Cardiovascular Endurance: It is your body's
ability to keep up with the exercise that helps to
stimulate your cardiovascular system to work for
longer periods of time. With good cardiovascular
strength, the heart and the lungs will fuel your
body with oxygen that is required by your
muscles. Thus, ensuring that they have enough
oxygen for the work they are doing.
* Muscular Strength: It is defined as the
maximum push or pull that can be exerted one
time by a muscle group. This helps you to carry
heavy objects. In the absence of muscular
strength, your body would not be able to keep up
with the stipulations lodged on it.
* Muscular Endurance: It is the ability of
muscles to apply sub maximal force to hold a
contraction for a continuous length of time. Low
levels of muscular endurance may lead to muscle
or joint pain, musculo skeletal problems and poor
* Flexibility: It is one of the most important, yet
often neglected components of physical fitness.
Without flexibility, the joints and muscles grow
stiff and movement would be restricted.
Flexibility assures that your body can move
through its entire length of motion without
stiffness or pain.
* Body composition: It refers to the amount of fat
in your body. To characterize as fit, men must
have a body fat composition lower than 17 percent
and women should have lower than 24 percent.
Having high percentage of body fat as to lean
muscle has shown to increase the risk of certain
cancers, heart diseases, strokes and diabetes.
* Coordination: It is the capability to integrate
several distinct movement patterns into a singular
definite movement. Coordination is a skill-related
component of physical fitness. This usually
consists of lower and upper body movements
being performed at the same time.
* Balance: It is the ability to control the induction
of the body's center of gravity in alliance to its
support base. This skill related component of
physical fitness can be improved by increasing the
overall core strength.
* Speed: It is the potentiality to lessen the time
cycle of a repeated movement.
The eight components of physical fitness should
be incorporated into your daily exercise routines.
Bringing together all the components of physical
fitness into your exercise program will help you to
be faster, stronger, increase your flexibility and
improve your balance. Thus, certainly making you
to perform your daily routine tasks without
exhaustion and fatigue.
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