What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance


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Which of the following is the BEST type of exercise to improve cardiorespiratory endurance?

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1. Which of the following terms describes the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to exert force for extended periods?

2. If you wanted to reduce your risk of injury, you could move your joints through their full range of motion on a regular basis. This would improve which component of physical fitness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several elements that make up proper fitness, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these elements and how one develops a strong level of physical health.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Type of exercise that improves cardiorespiratory endurance
  • The definition of body composition
  • How to reduce the risk of injury

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about exercise and injury reduction from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase 'body composition'
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of exercise to identify an exercise that improves cardiorespiratory endurance

Additional Learning

To learn more about being physically healthy, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the type of exercise that does not use oxygen
  • Understand the different types of endurance
  • Define muscle strength
  • Learn the types of exercise that improve overall fitness and health