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The ability to function efficiently and effectively, to enjoy leisure, to be healthy, to resist disease, and to cope with emergency situations. Health-related components of physical fitness include body-composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance, and strength. Skill-related components include agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, and speed, The relative importance of each of the components varies for each sport. Physical fitness is not only sport specific, it may also be position specific.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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