Fitness Assessment

Being physically fit is an important aspect of obtaining optimal health. Becoming knowledgeable about what it means to be physically fit may greatly increase your ability to improve your health and wellness. In this worksheet, you identify the five components of health related fitness. Completing this assignment is a step towards gaining the knowledge needed to better manage your physical fitness. Five Components of Health Related Fitness Table Complete the table below. The first row has been filled in for you as an example. Components of Physical Fitness Description

How to Incorporate in Your Life Benefit(s) Cardiorespiratory Fitness Being able to exercise at a moderate to high intensity for a long period of time Walk 2 miles at a brisk pace every day. Reduced the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Muscular Strength Maximum force able to be exerted by single contraction of a muscle or muscle group Exercise using exercise bands, weight machines, and or hand held weights 2-3 times a week. Helps control weight, halts bone loss and even restores bone. It can help prevent osteoporosis. Muscular Endurance