Physical fitness is defined as being in a general state of health and well-being or specifically the ability to perform aspects of sports or occupations. Being at a high level of physical fitness can be achieved through a combination of daily physical activity, exercise, and a healthy diet. The 11 components of physical fitness play an important role in one’s daily activities. Improving upon all areas of physical fitness will help you to improve daily activities and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is important to know that all components of physical fitness can be improved no matter what stage of life. Children, teens, adults, and the elderly will see improvements in all aspects of physical fitness if the proper exercises and training techniques are implemented into daily exercise routines. Once proper training techniques are established, then exercise consistency, mental focus, and discipline will be most important for improving individuals’ overall physical fitness levels. The 11 components of physical fitness are comprised of 5 components that are considered the “most important” for being healthy and physically fit and 6 components that are more skill-related. The 5 components of physical fitness that are most important, directly related to one’s health, and can be directly measured are: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. These 5 components of fitness are typically taught and measured in elementary, secondary/middle, and high school physical education classes all around the world. Fitness centers, gyms, and health clubs use these health-related components of physical fitness to measure clients fitness levels in order to prescribe the appropriate exercise program for each individual. Then there are 6 components of physical fitness that are more skill-related and/or sports-related. These include: agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, and speed. These skill-related components of physical fitness are directly related to sports and daily activities. These components can be measured and improved using very specific training techniques. Incorporating all components of physical fitness into your exercise program is a great way to improve your physical fitness level. However, exercise alone is not enough to be healthy. Nutrition plays a very important role in staying healthy and performing at a high level of fitness. Be sure to include a daily healthy diet full of vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, and lean proteins. These healthy food choices will help you fuel your body for daily activities and exercise.