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Fitness Medicine

Edited by Hasan Sozen, ISBN 978-953-51-2745-1, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2744-4, 154 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 26, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/62558
Edited Volume

Although fitness and health have similar properties, they are, in reality, two very different concepts. While health refers to the absence of diseases, fitness refers to the degree of body functioning and the ability of the body to handle physical demands. The more efficient the body functions, the higher the level of fitness. The higher the level of fitness, the greater the chance of the body being free of diseases and maintaining a healthy state.