Vol. 1, Issue 9 (2016)
Concept of endurance and flexibility in relation to physical fitness
Author(s): Dharmendra Kumar, CP Khokar
Abstract: Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories as endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. The physical fitness has main ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to enjoy leisure-time pursuits and respond to emergencies. Physical fitness includes a number of components consisting of cardio-respiratory endurance (aerobic power), skeletal muscle endurance, skeletal muscle strength, skeletal muscle power, flexibility, balance, speed of movement, reaction time, and body composition. A health- and performance related component of physical fitness that is the range of motion possible at a joint. Flexibility is specific to each joint and depends on a number of specific variables, including but not limited to the tightness of specific ligaments and tendons. Flexibility exercises enhance the ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion.