UKK Health-Related Fitness Test 

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A safe fitness test battery for adults 

The UKK Health-Related Fitness Test is a scientifically developed test battery for middle-aged adults. It is a valid and reliable method to assess and monitor fitness and a safe and motivating method to promote health-enhancing physical activity and fitness. The term 'health-related fitness' refers to a person's overall physical capacity.

 

The battery includes field-based tests for

  • aerobic fitness
  • musculoskeletal fitness
  • motor fitness
  • measures of body composition.

 

The test battery is a professional tool for physical activity counseling in both primary health care and recreational settings. It enable individually-tailored fitness programmes to be drawn up on the basis of individual results.

Components of health-related fitness are important for health and well-being and can be improved by regular physical activity.

Tests of the UKK Health-Related Fitness Test Battery

  • aerobic fitness is measured by the well known UKK Walk Test and/or 6 minute Walk Test
  • motor fitness tests assess balance and agility
  • musculoskeletal tests assess muscular strenght, power and endurance and flexibility of whole body
  • body composition is assessed by simple measures of body height, weight and waist circumference.

Aims of measuring health-related fitness

  • to assess the level of fitness compared to age- and sex-matched norm-reference values
  • to motivate for regular physical activity
  • to monitor changes in fitness.

The client learns about many aspects of health-related fitness and receives a safe individually-tailored physical activity programme.

Further information

Jaana Suni
Research and Development Manager
+ 358 50 3730 253
jaana.h.suni(a)uta.fi


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Last Modified: 30.05.2018

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