Physical Fitness and Nutrition Worksheet

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Physical Fitness and Nutrition Worksheet

In order to obtain optimal health, it is critical to be physically fit and eat a healthy and balanced diet. Becoming knowledgeable about what it means to be physically fit and learning how to evaluate the nutritional value of what you eat may greatly increase your ability to improve your health and wellness.

In this three-part worksheet, you identify the five components of health related fitness, critique a recipe for nutritional value, and respond to two short answer questions about nutrition. Completing this assignment is a step towards gaining the knowledge needed to better manage your physical fitness and nutrition.

Part 1: Five Components of Health Related Fitness Table

Complete the table below. The first row has been filled in for you as an example.

Components of Physical FitnessDescriptionHow to Incorporate in Your LifeBenefit(s) Cardiorespiratory FitnessBeing able to exercise at a moderate to high intensity for a long period of timeWalk 2 miles at a brisk pace every day.Reduced the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Muscular StrengthMaximum force able to be exerted by single contraction of a muscle or muscle

groupStart out with crunches, lunges and squats.The ability to carry out tasks easier that like yard work. Muscular EnduranceAbility to perform
high-intensity muscle
contractions
repeatedly without
fatiguing

Do push-ups to build up muscular endurance.Increased metabolism, Reduced fatigue, fewer injuries, and fewer back problems.

Flexibility
Ability to move joints
freely through their
full range of motion

Start with stretching or yoga to help with flexibility.
Being able to keep joints flexible and ability to reach or move. Body CompositionThe amount and
relative proportions
and distribution of fat mass and fat-free mass in the body
By exercising, eating right and managing my time. Living longer and...
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