Doctors or health care providers measure such things as body temperature, heart rate, and what’s in the blood to learn more about a patient’s overall health. To do this, they use tools, such as thermometers and X-ray machines. Now read about some of the different measurements and tools that are used to determine someone's physical fitness.
Read Measuring Health and Fitness (PDF). After reading the passage, answer the question below.
What are two types of measurements that doctors can perform to determine your fitness level? How can you and your doctor use these measurements to improve your health?