Health Related Physical Fitness
Health related fitness focuses on optimum health and prevents the onset of disease and problems associated with inactivity.
Maintaining an appropriate level of health related fitness allows a person to:
- meet emergencies;
- reduce the risk of disease and injury;
- work efficiently;
- participate and enjoy physical activity (sports, recreation, leisure); and
- look one's physical best.
Physical fitness should be the result of the balance of activities that are provided in the physical education programs at school and continued by the family and in other community activities outside of school. The four performance objectives can be practiced at home with a minimum of adult supervision. Practicing at home initiates the opportunity for parents and students to exercise and be physically active together, making fitness a family activity.
"The most important interpretation of a fitness score is the information it provides about a student's health status."