What is health
Health is something very important for humans. A lot of people now do not think health is important and this is not good. If you are healthy in the future your life will have a healthier life, one of it is living longer. If you are heathy in your young age and keep that figure you can live longer and you will have a lower possibility to have a heart attack. To be healthy you should have a healthy diet and exercise at least once a week.
What is fitness
Fitness is something that shows how fit you are or how unfit you are. Fit is when your body is in a good shape or a body that can handle a lot of things like exercise. Unfit is something that a lot of people have and it is when you bodies is out of shape or your body might not be able to handle that exercise, and this is happing a lot of people now.
So fitness is a thing that shows what your body can take.
What are the components of health related fitness
These are the five components
- Muscular Strength
- Muscular Endurance
- Cardiovascular Endurance
- Body Composition
Muscular Strength is how much could your muscles take. If your muscles could hold massive amount of weights or heavy weights your Muscular Strength are really good, but if you muscles could not take heavy weights or any weights your Muscular Strength it not very good.
Muscular Endurance is how long your muscles can take. Could you use your muscles for a long time or does your muscles stop after a little bit. If you could use your muscles in a long period of time your Muscular Endurance is very good, for example if you could do 100 push up in a row that is very good Muscular Endurance. Still if you could not use you muscles for a long period of time then your Muscular Endurance is not as good. Muscular Endurance is very important for a lot of sports, Soccer, Football and tennis needs good Muscular Endurance.
Cardiovascular Endurance is an ability to exercise in a long period of time, the average time of working hard is 20 minutes and if you could do more then that your Cardiovascular Endurance is very good. Running a long distance with out stopping is a very good Cardiovascular Endurance, but in other case if you could not run a long distance without stopping your Cardiovascular Endurance is not good. If you get tiered just by daly activities like walking, going up the stairs that is a sing of a very bad Cardiovascular Endurance. Sports like Triathlon and Marathon needs really good Cardiovascular Endurance.
Flexibility is how flexible you body is. This may not be as important as Muscular Strength or Cardiovascular Endurance but if your body is not flexible your movements will be stiff and you could get seriously injured.
Body Composition is the balance of things in your body. Do you have too much fat or if you have too much muscle your Body Composition is not very good, having a balanced Body Composition is very important to our body.
How can and why should you test your fitness
If we test our fitness we could now what part of things we should work at, like you might find out that you are laking muscles strength then you know now you need to work on your Muscular Strength. The way to find out is by doing tests like a running test and push-up test and others.
What types of fitness test have you used
With the whole class we did this test called the cooper test, and what we do here is that we run for 12 minutes and see how far we ran. Also we had another test and we found out how much could our body take.
What are some of the problems of using the BMI as a standard test
BMI is not a good thing to have as a standard test because on the website it will show that the person might be obese but in real life that person can be really fit or in the other case it can be the other way around the person might be thin but he or she can still be obese. The reason why the BMI test is not good is because it is not very accrete.