Health and fitness related components

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Health and fitness related components Fitness plays a small though significant part in the success of a cricketer. There are several components of fitness that are important for success for all players. To be a successful member for a team one needs to be healthy. A state of complete mental, physical and social well-being is considered as being healthy. Mental health can be observed as the ability to concentrate on a subject for a long period of time, control emotions and think logically through a problem. This could be achieved by regular meeting people that you take part in activities with. In a sports context this could be as a member of a club, gym or society. In cricket one should be mentally able to concentrate on the ball and be able to place in it in little gaps. As well a bowler should be able to concentrate on wickets balling straights and at different height and lengths puzzling the batsman. To achieve physical well-being, a performer would concentrate on five areas of health related exercise. The five healths related components of fitness are cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength and body composition which relates to all different sports. Cardiovascular fitness relies on a healthy heart, blood and blood vessels. How active a lifestyle a person can lead depends on the condition of
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these. For a cricket player this is an important component of fitness, so that players can reduce the effect of fatigue during long periods of play. Strong and efficient heart and lungs will help a player keep working hard throughout a game without losing breath and lowering performance. A player with healthy cardio endurance will be able to cope with the heat stress of playing all day in the sun. The bleep test can measure heart and lung efficiency reflecting the oxygen uptake. Harvard step test and the ten minute run are other methods of measuring cardiovascular endurance. Cardio endurance ...

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