Key Terms - Key Terms Body composition: The percentage of...

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Key Terms Body composition : The percentage of the total body weight that is fat mass and lean body mass. Compression of morbidity : Reducing the number of dysfunctional years that come at the end of a lifespan and are typically due to chronic disease. C ardiovascular endurance : The ability to sustain medium-to high-intensity cardiovascular exercise (such as distance running, cycling, and swimming) for long periods of time; also called cardiovascular fitness . Diseases of choice : Chronic diseases that are in part caused by the lifestyle choices a person makes. Exercise : A type of physical activity that improves or maintains the various components of physical fitness. Flexibility : The ability to move the body freely through a normal range of motion. Health : Health is optimal well-being that contributes to quality of life. It is more than just freedom from illness and disease. Muscle endurance : The ability to contract a muscle over and over without becoming fatigued. Muscle strength : The ability of a muscle or group of muscles to produce a maximal force during a single contraction. Motor skills : The ability to move with skill during sports or recreational activities. Overload : To exercise more or harder than normal. Physical activity : Any activity such as walking, climbing stairs, or doing chores that causes the muscles to contract and use energy. Physical fitness : A set of six components (cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, body composition, motor skills) that relate to a person's ability to be physically active, perform exercise, or participate in sports. Wellness
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course HEALTH 100 taught by Professor Fugal during the Fall '09 term at BYU.

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