Physical fitness facts for kids
Physical fitness is the ability to be physically active. A person is physically fit if he or she can pass tests designed to measure physical performance. Such tests are necessary for some occupations, such as soldiers and firefighters.
Components of physical fitness
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports — a study group sponsored by the United States Government — declines to offer a simple definition of physical fitness. Instead, it developed the following chart:
|Physiological||Health related||Skill related||Sports|
|Metabolic||Body composition||Agility||Team sport|
Health related components: those factors that are related to how well the systems of your body work.
Body composition is the relative percentage of body fat compared to lean body mass (muscle, bone, water,etc)
Cardiovascular fitness: the ability of the circulatory system (heart and blood vessels) to supply oxygen to working muscles during exercise.
Flexibility: the range of movement possible at various joints.
Accordingly, a general-purpose physical fitness program must address those issues.
Ancient icons of physical fitness
Images for kids
Physical fitness can be achieved through exercise. Photo shows Rich Froning Jr. – four-time winner of "Fittest Man on Earth" title.
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