Summary: The Five Components Of Fitness

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Through the years of American history quality health has been decreasing. Today there are more diseases as well as obesity cases. There are many things besides medicine, like exercise that help increase health. Fitness overall is good for the body and the mind. There are five components of fitness which include muscle endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, body composition, and cardio. Each of these components has multiple exercises that have many benefits towards one’s health. Muscle endurance is defined as, “the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to repeatedly exert force against resistance” (Livestrong.com). One muscle endurance exercise is Pilates. Pilates “is a mind-body intervention that focuses on core stability, posture, flexibility, …show more content…
Flexibility is the strengthening or lengthening on your muscles without pain or tension. There are many exercises that can increase flexibility. Just simple stretching increases flexibility and comes with multiple benefits. Stretching before a workout will warm up your muscles and can prevent the pulling of a muscle and stretching after a workout will make your muscles less sore. Another exercise is yoga. Yoga is an exercise that focuses on multiple aspects of health. It is an exercise that encompasses the body and the mind. There are many benefits of yoga. It improves flexibility, stamina, and balance. Builds strength, endurance, and muscular endurance. Yoga also strengthens lower body muscles as well as the musculature of the hips. Some say that yoga also aids in premenstrual tension, infertility, a prolapsed uterus, and other gynecological issues. Not only …show more content…
Body composition determines leanness based on percentages of muscle, fat, and bone. Body composition is something you can work on to alter the amount of fat/ muscle in your body. There are many forms of exercise that encompass body composition. One exercise is simple squats. There are even different variation of squats that can greater the benefits. Some believe that squats are bad for the knees and that is true if they are not done properly. If done properly “you get greater overall muscle and strength gains from the squat than from any other exercise” (Jeff

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