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Aspects of fitness

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Physical, skill related and mental aspects of fitness

Aspects of fitness

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Fitness is the ability to take part and meet the demands of an activity. In terms of sport and physical education, fitness is the body’s ability to function effectively and efficiently without becoming fatigued.

Fitness is very much sport-specific or activity-specific. You cannot state that a marathon runner is 'fitter' than a 100m freestyle swimmer.

In order to perform effectively in any activity there are three areas of fitness:

  1. Physical
  2. Skill related
  3. Mental
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