Associate Level Material Jennifer Hansley
Physical Fitness Worksheet
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 | The amount of strength that a muscle is capable of exerting. | Create an effective weight training program. | Strengthens and tones muscles. |
Muscular Endurance | A muscle’s ability to exert force repeatedly without fatiguing. | Lift weights as many times as possible. | Increased metabolism, reduced fatigue, fewer injuries. |
Flexibility | The measure of the range of motion, or the amount of movement possible, at a particular joint. | Develop a stretching routine. | Helps you deal with stress better and keeps joints from hurting so much. |
Body Composition | The relative proportions of lean tissue and fat tissue in the body. | Develop a routine of aerobic activities. | Expends calories and contributes to healthy weight loss. |