• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Define and describe fitness, health and exercise and evaluate the relationships between the three concepts

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Luke Tyler Define and describe fitness, health and exercise and evaluate the relationships between the three concepts The word 'fitness' is very vague as fitness is built up of many factors. The main ones include, general Fitness, aerobic fitness and specific fitness. General fitness is the ability to meet the demands of every day life. General fitness is closely liked with health related fitness and it has several components including Strength the force muscles exert when they contact. Flexibility or suppleness, the range of movement at a joint. Speed, is the ability to move your body or a section of your body quickly. Body composition, the percentage of fat and lean tissue in your body. ...read more.

Middle

As well as having the specific fitness, it is essential to have general fitness as well. Examples of specific fitness include: explosive strength or power, agility, balance, co-ordination, and a quick reaction time. The definition of 'health' is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. All three are closely linked with each other and by falling ill may well affect your mental and social well-being. Another example of where the components affect each other is may be when you lose your job. This may affect your physical and mental well-being. Physical well-being is when: * Your heart lungs and other body systems are working well * No illness or injury Social well-being is when: * You have enough food, clothing and shelter * You ...read more.

Conclusion

This means more carbon dioxide forms and the level rises in your blood. The brain detects the rise in your blood and sends signals to your heart and lungs to work harder. The lungs and heart begin to work harder in order to remove unwanted Co2 (Carbon Dioxide). The heart pumps quicker and transports more oxygen, which is taken in by the lungs with each breath. This oxygen is delivered to the muscles for energy and to replace the unwanted Co2. Fitness, health and exercise are three components that are closely linked to one and other. If you are fit, you will be healthy as you have a good physical, mental and social well-being. If you are healthy, you are able to meet the demands of the environment and the only way you can stay fit and healthy is by exercising. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Exercise and Training section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Exercise and Training essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Describe the fitness requirements of three contrasting sports

    5 star(s)

    your opponent to hit the ice first (They actually have rules for fighting!!). Boxing needs strength for the same reason in order to hurt and knockdown their opponent. * All three sports are considered aerobic sports. Therefore professionals training for the demands of the sport would all need a high level of aerobic endurance.

  2. Personal exercise programme - Like all martial artists I feel that I am ...

    The weights showed to be of the correct intensity and frequency. This was likely to be due to the fact that I am already training regularly. I do not feel confident however that I should be moving up the level of my session quite yet, as I am still becoming familiar with these types of exercises.

  1. Personal exercise program

    In doing this I used the weight machines to work on the respected muscles e.g.: * Gastrocnmius press: lower body gastrocnmuis * Biceps pull: upper body biceps etc... * This will help me in improving my performance, as in my session I have worked on both the upper body and lower body muscles, and that was my aim.

  2. Football requires health and skill related components. The health related components I require

    Usually defenders are big and strong but not in all cases, defenders need to be strong so that they can use it as and advantage to stop attackers. Strength Is the ability of the body to apply a force using a muscle or group of muscles, whether this is to carry out daily tasks or during exercise.

  1. components of fitness

    to move with the game well and intercept passes and make my self open for the ball as often as I can. Co-ordination: Definition; Being able to perform both accurate and smooth motor tasks involving a series of muscular contractions affecting a range of joints and therefore body positions.

  2. Personal Fitness Coursework

    The way I perform relates to my fitness, because my standard of fitness helps to complete general, everyday tasks. In order to be a successful sportsperson I should be performing at a high standard, in order to do this I should try to increase my level of fitness to a higher standard.

  1. Personal exercise plan

    Above average 15.9-16.7s 17.5-18.6s Average 16.8-18.6s 18.7-22.4s Below average 18.7-18.8s 22.4-23.4s Low score Slower than 18.8s Slower than 23.4s Stamina- (also known as aerobic capacity or cardio-respiratory endurance) this is ability to work long period with out getting tired, Is the ability for our hearts and lung system to cope with activity over a period.

  2. Physical Education Fitness Log

    that have the most strain put on them in long distance running, and snowboarding. I achieved level 9. 11 in the bleep test and would like to achieve level 12 as I feel rather sluggish when playing a 50 minute rugby game, when I redo the test following the fitness log, because I feel this is a realistic ambition.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work