Measuring Your Level of Fitness

On the Everyday Health website, writer Heidi Tyline King takes a look at what factors contribute to your level of fitness and how to measure how you are doing with your personal fitness:

Evaluating your fitness level is not a one-size-fits-all process. Differences in lifestyle, muscle tissue, genetic makeup, and overall health all help determine your personal fitness level.

“It is an individual measurement that is not always dependent on how much physical activity you do,” notes Jim Pivarnik, PhD, president of the American College of Sports Medicine and director of the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

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