Every person has a different definition of who or what is "physically fit." But there are five agreed-upon components:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness, also known as cardiorespiratory fitness, is the ability of the heart, lungs, and vascular system to deliver oxygen-rich blood to working muscles during sustained physical activity.
  • Muscular Strength is the amount of force a muscle or muscle group can exert against a heavy resistance.
  • Muscular Endurance is the ability of a muscle or muscle group to repeat a movement many times or to hold a particular position for an extended period of time.
  • Flexibility is the ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion, from a flexed to an extended position.
  • Body Composition is the amount of fat in the body compared to the amount of lean mass (muscle, bones etc.).

Are you working all five areas to achieve your maximum fitness level?

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