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Physical Fitness and Nutrition Worksheet

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 as an example.

Components of Physical Fitness Description How to Incorporate in Your Life Benefit(s)
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Being able to exercise at a moderate to high intensity for a long period of time Walk 2 miles at a brisk pace every day. Reduced the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
Muscular Strength Amount of force a muscle or group of muscles is capable of exerting Lift free weights two to three days per week Helps your ability to lift, carry things longer, and carry heavier objects. Increase in strengthand reduction in risk for injury of muscle pull or strain
Muscular Endurance Is the ability to perform high intensity muscle contractions over and over again without fatiguing.

You can Run and Swim in your everyday life. It helps increases your metabolism, get fewer injuries, fewer back problems, helps reduce fatigue, it also helps your posture.
Flexibility Being able to move your bones and joints through their full range of motions.

Stretching your muscles and doing yoga can help stretch your muscles and…...

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