fitness can be used to describe your physical, mental, nutritional,
emotional, social, or spiritual state. Lack of fitness in one of
these aspects can affect the others. To achieve optimal quality of
life we should aim to be fit in all areas; this is known as ˇ§total
fitnessˇ¨ or ˇ§total wellness.ˇ¨ So a fit person should be able to cope
with a high level of cardiovascular (CV) and muscular activity, cope
with the stresses of everyday life, and form and maintain
relationships. There are several factors affecting physical fitness.
Your genetic makeup will, to some extent, influence how your body
responds when it is trained in different ways. This is compounded by
the three basic body types that will also affect your fitness.
Ectomorphs are lean, slim people and tend to be good at endurance
events. Endomorphs are more rounded and tend to do well in events
requiring all around ability. Mesomorphs build muscle easily and are
generally good at sports involving jumping, throwing, and sprinting.