Why take a fitness test?
If your response is, “Fit for what?”
you are asking the right question.
Physical fitness means different things to different people.
There are two types of fitness:
Performance-related assessment is linked to athletic performance (for example: a 50-yard dash time or the ability to maneuver around obstacles quickly) and is linked to speed, reaction time, and coordination.
Health-related assessment is linked to fitness components that may lower risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or low back pain.
Health-related physical fitness includes the following components:
The activities featured on this adult fitness test are provided as a way for you to get an estimate of your level of aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and your body composition. The results on each test provide you with a measure from which you can track your progress in each area as you become more physically active
Use the Pre-participation Screening Questionnaire provided by the American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicineto figure out if you are at high or low risk for cardiovascular events during exercise testing. By completing this questionnaire you can decide if it is safe to take these tests or if you should take additional steps prior to completing the test. Find out if you are healthy enough for testing (below)
The adult fitness test is for people aged 18 and older who are in good health.
The risk associated with exercise or exercise testing varies with a person’s health status. Exercise testing performed on healthy adults results in a low number of abnormal cardiovascular events, such as dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeats, and sometimes, heart attack. The same tests performed on adults with some diseases or risk factors for diseases place them in a higher-risk category for cardiovascular events. During exercise testing, the overall risk in adults is low with about 6 abnormal cardiovascular events per 10,000 people tested (American College of Sports Medicine. (2005). Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, p. 12-13).
If you mark any of the following statements, please talk with your physician or other appropriate health care provider before engaging in exercise.
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