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Doctor insights on: Air Force Physical Fitness Test Chart

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How can I prepare for a physical fitness test?

How can I prepare for a physical fitness test?

Fitness test: Depends on what is included in the physical fitness test. Training is directed towards an expressed goal. Hard to give directions unless you give your destination. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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Are there any jobs in the military without a physical fitness test or a way to bypass it?

Sorry: All active duty members must pass physical fitness testing and body fat / weight measurements twice a year. It can be waived during pregnancy or with particular medical problems. However, repeated waivers or failures will end a person's military career. ...Read more

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How can I improve physical fitness?

How can I improve physical fitness?

See below: A good start would be to try and walk 30min/day 3-5 times per week. You will also want to add resistance training to help build lean muscle mass and help burn more calories. A simple introductory home exercise program designed to build lean muscle and strengthen the core can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Is physical fitness important as I age?

Is physical fitness important as I age?

Definitely: It's helpful for general fitness, maintaining endurance and strength, reducing risk of many chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, heart disease, stroke) that often occur later in life, and it may help lower the risk of dementia due to alzheimer disease. ...Read more

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How can I increase my physical fitness?

How can I increase my physical fitness?

Lifestyle: If you have the blues, or if you don't, one of the best things you can do is to do fitness activities hard. When the other men see you working hard, they'll befriend and guide you. A combination of resistance training and aerobic training, coupled with eating like your gym buddies do, would be a great new focus for the new life that you know you need. Here's to your success. ...Read more

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Why is cardio so important to physical fitness?

Why is cardio so important to physical fitness?

Many reasons: Cardio exercise increases physical endurance; is good for a person's heart and blood vessels; helps prevent many conditions like diabetes, coronary heart disease, and some cancers; and can contribute to a longer life that has good quality. ...Read more

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Is it possible to work on physical fitness from home?

Of course: Most physical fitness programs can be done from home. It is not necessary to go to a gym to become fit. There are a variety of devices, weights, exercise equipment, dvds etc that can help you get fit. The simplest one of course is just to walk everyday. ...Read more

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How come flexibility is important to physical fitness?

See below: Flexibility is just one aspect of physical fitness but is very important. Everyone has different levels of flexibility. Some people can be too flexible. It is important to have a good balance between muscles on the front of the body and muscles on the back of the body. This promotes reasonable flexibility and helps are muscles and joints work optimally. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a realistic physical fitness goal?

How to know if I have a realistic physical fitness goal?

Everyone Different: Check with your doctor and ease into any new exercise program. People can often do more than they think they can, provided they work at it consistently and build up to the new goal. Good luck! ...Read more

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How could physical fitness affect all aspects of your life?

Feel good about self: Physical fitness can have a positive impact on you feeling better about yourself. It can promote a healthy cardiovascular system and keep you fit and trim, which can help a lot of people feel better from a social standpoint. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high level of physical fitness, unhealthy?

What to do if I have high level of physical fitness, unhealthy?

Fitness Usually Good: Having a high level of fitness is typically a good thing. However, it has been said in extreme endurance athletes that they appear to age quicker. This has been attributed to depleted one's alkaline and anti-oxidant reserves. A specific diet focused on alkaline ash foods, such as wheat grass, chlorella, (green drinks) may help. The biggest effect on acid-base balance in the body, is breathing. ...Read more

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How many components of health related physical fitness are there?

Several: Fitness is not only nutrition and exercise. The whole person is a biopsychosociospiritual being so whole person care involves right eating, drinking, and exercise, but also balance, right thinking, right feeling, recreation, and relating to others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how physical fitness can affect all aspects of your life?

Can you tell me how physical fitness can affect all aspects of your life?

It helps!: Physical fitness is one of the best things you can do to improve your health, both physical and mental. There are reams of data showing that general cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness help all realms of physical and mental functioning: mood, ability to think clearly, memory, weight control, blood glucose control, cardiovascular fitness, long-term bone density and risk of falls. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to start a personal essay on physical fitness?

Hard to say: Without knowing more about what the essay is supposed to cover: as in your personal quest for physical fitness, or what physical fitness means to you, etc? ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Health: The bottom line is that good nutrition and exercise keep us healthier! avoiding habits like smoking helps too. How these help is the topic of hundreds of articles and books. ...Read more

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U say having a low hr is a sign of physical fitness what does it mean? That u have good condition or can u have this whithout a good condition ?

U say having a low hr is a sign of physical fitness what does it mean? That u have good condition or can u have this whithout a good condition ?

Trend, Not Reliable: As a cardiologist, i did not say this. For younger people who exercise intensely on a routine basis, the heart often both becomes stronger (systolic) ; relaxes (diastolic) better. When this is the case, heart stroke volume is routinely higher ; the brain orders heart rate to be much slower when person is physically resting. Study http://goo.Gl/4ydksa for perspective. However, many other variables. ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect the physical fitness of a martial artist?

Can alcohol affect the physical fitness of a martial artist?

Would think so: Every study with alcohol shows that alcohol slows reflexes and concentration. My thought would be that a serious athlete would not drink alcohol since it is beneficial to your training. The calories are empty calories and will certainly not improve you physical fitness. ...Read more

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Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
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Physical Fitness (Definition)

Physical fitness refers to a person's general physical conditioning and ability to exercise. It relates to body strength, ...Read more