How is Fitness Measured

Physical fitness assessments often encompass measures of body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, musculoskeletal fitness, and motor fitness. There are different tests that can be used to help track the students’ progress, making it easier to determine which changes can be performed in order to improve their physical fitness.

This video offers an overview of the diverse tests incorporated into the Fitback platform and how their outcomes can be utilized by both students and physical education teachers to establish goals and achieve improved fitness outcomes. Keeping track and sharing your students’ progress is an important step to help them improve their fitness and their physical literacy. Do you know that kids’ physical fitness can be a strong predictor of later cardiovascular disease risk factors during the adulthood period? 

References / Further reading
  1. Kern, B. D., Imagbe, S., Bellar, D., & Clemons, J. (2020). Health-Related Fitness Content Knowledge, Physical Activity, and Instructional Practices Among U.S. Physical Educators. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 91(1), 92–101. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2019.1648744
  2. Ortega, F. B., Ruiz, J. R., Castillo, M. J., & Sjöström, M. (2008). Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence: a powerful marker of health. International Journal of Obesity (London), 32(1), 1–11. DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803774

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