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The Universal Fitness Test was originally designed to help corporate organisations:


keep track of the personally-generated metabolic, musculo-skeletal and psychological dysfunctions of their staff that may contribute to higher levels of absenteeism, presenteeism, workers compensation and staff turnover


encourage employees to keep themselves fit and healthy to the best of their ability



determine which staff have the physical competence to do exceptionally demanding work, especially that required in elite forces


In most occupations, people need a minimum of aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility to do the job without breaking down, to do the job that normal fit and healthy people take in their stride. Even sitting on a chair all day requires a certain amount of fitness, without which, over the years and decades, people become dysfunctional and in pain.


The fitness focus of the Universal Fitness Test is aerobic fitness and strength - though it also includes two optional flexibility tests (hamstring and buttock) and a percent body fat test.


From the workplace the Universal Fitness test has become just that, a universal test of physical fitness that is also appropriate to children, sporting teams and adults of all ages.


Any medical check up that doesn't also include and assessment of fitness is seriously deficient.


However, you don't need a doctor or fitness practitioner to supervise the test. You can do it yourself in your own home.


The good thing about it is that the tests are based on common fitness exercises. The more you practice them the better your performance in the test.


The 20m run test is the gold standard aerobic fitness test.


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