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Fitness & Nutrient- Unit 1

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Exercise
Physical activity done especially for the purpose of becoming physically fit.
Physical Fitness
The ability of the body systems to work together efficiently.
Health
The state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being.
Wellness
A state of being that enables a person to reach his or her highest potential; includes intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Physical Activity
Movement using the larger muscles of the body; includes sports, dance, and activities of daily life; may be done to accomplish a task, for enjoyment, or to improve physical fitness.
Cardiovascular Fitness
Ability of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to function efficiently when a person exercises the body.
Strength
The amount of force a muscle can produce.
Muscular Endurance
The ability to use your muscles many times without tiring.
Flexibility
The ability to move the joints through a full range of motion.
Body Fatness
The percentage of body weight that is made up of fat. (Body Composition)
Agility
The ability to quickly change the position of the body and to control the body's movements.
Balance
The ability to keep an upright posture while standing still or moving.
Coordination
The ability to use the senses together with the body parts or to use two or more body parts together.
Power
The ability to use strength quickly.
Reaction Time
The amount of time it takes a person to move once he or she realizes the need to act.
Speed
The ability to perform a movement or cover a distance in a short time.