The Health Benefits of Exercise

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The word 'fitness' is very vague as fitness is built up of many factors. The main ones include, general Fitness, aerobic fitness and specific fitness. General fitness is the ability to meet the demands of every day life. General fitness is closely liked with health related fitness and it has several components including Strength the force muscles exert when they contact. Flexibility or suppleness, the range of movement at a joint. Speed, is the ability to move your body or a section of your body quickly. Body composition, the percentage of fat and lean tissue in your body. If you have too much fat, or too little fat, you are seen as being unfit. Stamina, is the body's ability to keep going for long periods without tiring. It is a combination of muscular and cardiovascular endurance. Cardiovascular endurance is the ability of the circulatory system to deliver the oxygen muscles need (also known as aerobic fitness). Muscular endurance, is the ability of muscles repeating contractions without tiring Aerobic fitne...

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