The notion of physical fitness is used in two close meanings.

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1 Task-oriented fitness
2 General fitness
3 Related topics

Task-oriented fitness

A person may be said to be physically fit to perform a particular task with a reasonable efficiency, for example, fit for military service.

General fitness

In a more general meaning, physical fitness is a general state of good somatic health and abilities.

A handicapped person may nevertheless be physically fit. Fitness helps them to compensate disability.

Physical fitness is usually a result of regular physical activity, e.g., physical exercise, and proper nutrition.

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