Composition of the body

The ratio of lean tissue (muscle, bone, fluids, etc.) to fat tissue in the human body. Improvements in other aspects of health-related physical fitness, as well as changes in dietary habits, typically result in changes in body composition. This is covered in more depth in the Chapter on Weight Management and Healthy Eating.



Additional than health, there are other aspects of fitness that are linked to sports performance. Power, speed, agility, balance, and coordination are examples of skill-related components of fitness or motor fitness. For the purposes of this session, we will concentrate on fitness's health-related aspects.