Improving Fitness and Health Exam Questions. Many people participate in a physical activity to maintain their health and to improve their fitness. Give an appropriate definition for each of these terms. (2)
Many people participate in a physical activity to maintain their health and to improve their fitness.
a) Health – a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Fitness – the ability to cope with the demands made during an individual’s day-to-day life.
b) Several other factors involved in being ‘healthy’ including nutrition, living conditions, genetic background, illness, age, mental state, social happiness etc. Physical fitness is just one component of health.
Power may be considered to be a major fitness component required by gymnasts.
a) Power is the rapid application of muscular force. Strength and speed combined.
b) Any appropriate skill related or health related fitness component with suitable definition. Most appropriate components for gymnastics include: strength, flexibility, agility, balance, coordination.
A defender in a team game has to sprint for the ball, stop and then change direction to mark an attacker. The attacker moves towards goal and the defender has to stretch to win the ball.
Define three components of skill-related fitness that have been used in this period of play and state when they were used. (6)
The choices we make about our lifestyle can have negative effects upon our health and fitness.