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Physical Fitness
the ability of your body systems to work together efficiently
Health
a word often associated with good fitness and prevention of illness and disease
Wellness
a state of being that enables you to reach your fullest potential
Physical Activity
movement using the large muscles of the body
Exercise
physical activity for the purpose of getting fit
List the Physical Activity Benefits
improved physical fitness, improved health and wellness, preventing disease and illness, looking good, feeling good, helping in emergencies
Cardiovascular Fitness
the ability to exercise your entire body for long periods of time without sleeping
Strength
the amount of force your muscles can produce
Muscular Endurance
the ability to use your muscles at many times without tiring
Flexibility
the ability to use your joints fully through a wide range of motion
Body Fatness
the percentage of body weight that is made up of fat when compared to other body tissues
Hypokinetic Conditions
health problems caused partly by lack of physical activity
Agility
the ability to change the position of your body quickly and to control your body's movements
Balance
the ability to keep an upright posture while standing still or moving
Coordination
the ability to use your senses together with your 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 to move once you've realized the need to act
Speed
the ability to perform a movement or cover a distance in a short period of time
The Steps in the Stairway to Lifetime Fitness
1. Doing Physical Activity
2. Getting Fit
3. Self-Assessment
4. Self-Planning
5. Lifetime Activity
6. Lifetime Fitness
Physical Activity Readiness Questionaire
a seven item questionnaire in which if anyone were to answer "yes" on one question, medical consultation is advised before beginning or continuing a program
Humidity
the amount of water vapor present in the air
Hyperthermia
overheating of the body
Hypothermia
Excessively low body temperature
Heat Index
A combination of temperature and humidity
Windchill Factor
A combination of wind and temperature
Side Stitch
a pain in the side of the lower abdomen that people often experience in sports who are not accustomed to vigorous activity
Overuse Injury
a body injury that occurs when a repeated movement causes wear and tear on the body
Microtrauma
an injury so small that it is often difficult to see or recognize
Ligament
A band of strong tissue that connects bones
Tendon
A band opf strong tissue that connects a muscle to a bone
Hyperflexion
to bend your joints too far
Hyperextension
extending a part of your body more than normal
Hyperflexion
to bend your joints too far
Hyperextension
extending a part of your body more than normal