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How about information on fitness programs, covering topics like stretching, aerobic vs. anaerobic excercise, cardio vs strength traning, safe ways to approach training, etc? -- JunkCookie 19:14, Jul 30, 2004 (UTC)

Would the fitness programs be best put under the Fitness section or the training section? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrNiceGuy1113 (talkcontribs) 17:51, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Is the last external link (to valid? It seems like an advertisement, not useful information. 6 July 2005 12:03 (UTC)


A lot of unnecessary images are being added to Wikipedia for no particular reason. These images do not serve to be informative in an encyclopedic sense. There is no need for the man-running-in-water image on this page. (talk) 15:17, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

His body is also photoshopped so I really don't think the picture is appropriate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:21, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Arm Curls are not good general fitness exercises. I wasn't sure whether to remove the image entirely or replace it with a more strength & conditioning exercise. Decided to replace, and the best I could find was the marine doing pullups. --PhiJ (talk) 10:48, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

I think the Marine doing pullups could possibly be a bit misleading, especially since it is close to the training section which mentions military training in the first paragraph.MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:12, 23 April 2012 (UTC).

not very complete[edit]

The focus is currently solely on the military-style of physical training. This article is in need of added information - not a whole lot as it is a large subject, but enough to give the reader an idea of the topic. I suggest breaking it into categories such as Cardio, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Sport-related, etc. while just covering the basics of each section.

Another possible category is benifits of physical fitness, including ability to run further, easier movement etc. would anyone like to help me on making this article a whole lot larger? Please leave a comment on my talk page if you would.--Will James 09:45, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
The military-style of physical training, in my opinion, should be a minor part of this section. Physical fitness should be more general or articles covering all types of fitness whether a person wants to learn on how to train for a marathon or just train in order to lose weight, for example.MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrNiceGuy1113 (talkcontribs) 18:00, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

removed last external link...[edit]

it was to the professional website of a personal trainer based in London. seemed inappropriate.

I think we should delete that entire last section...who really cares about noted physical trainers? In fact...who really knows who they are???--Will James 09:46, 14 November 2006 (UTC)


I'd question the neutrality of the sentence I've marked regarding home exercise equipment. Smacks of advertising.--InconX 17:40, 6/4/07

Accuracy part of physical fitness?[edit]

How is accuracy part of physical fitness? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:00, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

I also feel that the first two paragraphs of the Physical Fitness section really need to be referenced as well. There are too many definitions of physical fitness out there for this to not be referenced.--MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrNiceGuy1113 (talkcontribs) 19:25, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Removed dubious sentence about student[edit]

I removed the the dubious sentence about students having to take fitness tests. It didn't mention which country or region it was referring to, cited no references and unfortunately it most certainly isn't true where I grew up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stanbey (talkcontribs) 19:00, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

That sounds good. (talk) 15:17, 27 October 2009 (UTC)


Does anyone know what a basic definition of "physical fitness" would be for healthy adults? I'm looking for something like "a healthy adult can walk for 2 hours without stopping," or "a healthy adult can climb 3 flights of stairs" or "a healthy adult can lift 50 pounds" or something like that. Basically, I need to find a way of defining physical fitness that doesn't assume that a healthy weight is all that matters, but which is equally measurable. I found something in elderly people that says if they can't walk a quarter mile, then they have an increased risk of dying in the next six months, but I'm looking for something more general and specifically dealing with adults (age about 20 to 60). Thanks! (talk) 21:08, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Good question : But it all depends. For example, armed forces have different fitness requirements from private security guards and so on. However, to be considered fit in a 'civilian' way is normally achieved by fitness tests that people generally take at their gyms and sometimes at medical test centers before the apply for or renew their health insurance. This particular question can be answered by either a certified trainer or a health-check specialist. Or even a sports physio. (talk) 15:17, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

BMI (Body Mass Index) is also used as a general health indicator. I know it isn't exactly what you are looking for but it is used a measure of fitness. I feel that the "a person should be able to do this amount of work for this long" can be difficult to define, especially since everyone's body is different and "equally measurable" is a hard definition for physical fitness.MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrNiceGuy1113 (talkcontribs) 18:45, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Claim: Working out can help you sleep better[edit]

Is there any source for this claim? Some preliminary Googling shows a study that disproves this claim, although it's also true that bad physical fitness is a contributing factor to sleep apnea. Jayess (talk) 20:53, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

The claim is right but references are needed. Ability to sleep well (for that matter ability to keep awake to :D ) can be a measure of fitness (talk) 15:17, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Could a claim like this possibly need primary research resources, whether it come from the primary research journal or a newspaper article?MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:50, 23 April 2012 (UTC).

Getting fit[edit]

A new section called getting fit should be added. It should mention that physical exercice is a solution that only works for the person itself, not its descendants. This was stated by Midas Dekkers. See —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:44, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Sexual advantages[edit]

There is no explanation of the sexual advantages of being physically fit, really? Evidence from evolutionary sciences? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:32, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Maybe an article such as the following helps. At least it could be a starting point.MrNiceGuy1113 (talk),31214.asp


SO Not wikipedia!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:06, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Athletics, Athleticism, Athlete[edit]

It cannot be correct that the page on Athleticism redirects here. While physical fitness encompasses varying types of physical development, "FITNESS" does not inherently include athletics which denote and connote "competition, sports & games." Someone had earlier expressed a dislike for the military slant in this article. I think it is appropriate as a non-competitive model for adult fitness. I would like to change the name of Athletic sports to something which reflects the usage in the U.S.; perhaps athleticism could redirect there. TommyKirchhoff (talk) 16:59, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Physical fitness in the U.S. only?[edit]

I stuck the "globalize" tag on the article because it seems to be written and sourced from something other than an international perspective. It also seems a bit heavy on military examples, fwiw. This is not a topic I'm familiar enough with to initiate much revising, although I'm willing to help if someone else gets the ball rolling. Rivertorch (talk) 09:15, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

I think the "globalize" tag on this is important as you mention, but I also think that this could turn into an unnecessarily huge topic. I think it is important to use excellent references and keep everything general. This is a suggestion though so anyone who has more insight please give me your suggestions.MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:01, 23 April 2012 (UTC).

Edit request on 3 April 2012[edit]

I am submitting an edit request because I am doing a project for my college class and my topic was Physical Fitness and I am supposed to edit this article. I would just like to add in some important information regarding benefits of Physical Fitness and how being inactive can affect one's health. I am required for my class to only put in information that is from a credible source. Thank you for your time.

Ashley oelkers (talk) 17:05, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Not done: this is not the right page to request additional user rights. You may reopen this request with the specific changes to be made and someone will add them for you, or if you have an account, you can wait until you are autoconfirmed and edit the page yourself. — Bility (talk) 17:40, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 4 May 2012[edit]

Fitness is physical work capacity measured accross broad time and modal domains. (reference "CrossFit: What is Fitness") (talk) 01:27, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.   — Jeff G. ツ (talk) 13:09, 10 May 2012 (UTC)


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Thepigdog (talk) 13:05, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Could use an image of a woman training[edit]

The article only has photos of men training even though there's many women who do also. It would also be fair and appropriate for the purpose of gender neutrality, which is policy for this encyclopedia. Alialiac (talk) 18:07, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Arabic script[edit]

Should that arabic script at the top of the article be removed? Not being able to read it, I don't know if it is vandalism or if it is appropriate. Bread2u (talk) 17:15, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Removed. Materialscientist (talk) 23:33, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

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