ADULT FITNESS TEST LAUNCHED!
Many baby boomers remember taking the youth fitness test when they were in elementary school. Now there's a chance to see how they score as adults! The President's Council released the new Adult Fitness Test on Wednesday, May 14, 2008.
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 fitness 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 fitness 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.For more information, and to take the test, follow the link below.
|Council member Eli Manning looks on as President George W. Bush encourages all Americans to participate in the National President's Challenge from the White House East Garden, March 20, 2008. Eli Manning announced the kick-off of the National President's Challenge earlier that day at the National Press Club.|
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