Being fit is the ability to perform your normal daily activities with energy to spare. You know, in case of emergencies?
The components of fitness then are:
- Cardiorespiratory endurance: This is how efficiently your body delivers oxygen and nutrients for muscular activity and removes waste from cells.
- Muscular strength: The largest amount of force a muscle group can exert at once.
- Muscular endurance: The ability of a muscle group to perform movement for an extended period of time.
- Flexibility: The ability for your joints to move through a normal range of motion.
- Body composition: The percentage of body fat a person has compared to total body mass.
Improving your cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance can have a substantial impact on your body composition and can result in less fat, as excessive fat takes away from other factors in your fitness that decreases your performance, appearance and negatively impacts your health.
Consider that speed, muscle power, agility hand-eye and eye-foot coordination are all parts of motor fitness. They most affect your athletic ability, but the right training can help you to improve.