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A person is said to be physically fit if he or she is healthy and is able to do work and exercise adequately. Someone who is sick, malnourish, disable or overweight cannot be said to be physically fit. Though good health is important to physical fitness, exercises are needed regularly to keep fit

The following are the characteristics of a physically fit person

  1. Perform his/her daily activities easily without much effort
  2. Adopt better to stress and does not get tired easily
  3. Has a good posture and firm physique
  4. React quickly to emergency situation;
  5. Enjoys playing games, sports and other recreational activities
  6. Has a  good appetite for food
  7. Has a healthy attitude to life
  8. Recovers quickly from illness
  9. Has a high resistance to diseases and infections
  10. Can think independently and constructively
  11. Has good judgment, very resourceful, happy and confident.
  12. Sleep better and has good mood

A physically fit person must be physically, socially, mentally and emotionally fit and free from             diseases and infirmity

 

         Importance of physical fitness to human life

  • It helps in proper growth of the body
  • It aids digestion and improves appetite and stamina
  • It helps in proper functioning of the organs and systems of the body
  • It promotes sense of well—being
  • It prevents both major and minor illnesses
  • It reduces high blood pressure
  • It reduces the risk hypo kinetic diseases (diseases associated with inactivity)
  • It adds to aesthetic value of the body. The individual looks good, feel good and happy
  • Physical fitness prevents certain disease condition such as obesity

 

       ASSIGNMENT

  1. List six physical fitness exercises that you know
  2. Itemize four importance of physical fitness

 

See also

PHYSICAL FITNESS AND BODY CONDITIONING

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

JUDO

FIELD EVENTS

DOMESTIC ACCIDENT

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