Physical abilities are capabilities and capacities related to the body. This includes the physical attributes of a person such as strength and elements of kinaesthetic intelligence such as balance. Physical abilities are helpful to various professions, jobs, tasks, activities and pursuits. It is also common for competition in areas such as sport and games to benefit from physical abilities. The following are common physical abilities.
Balance & Equilibrium
Dexterity / Fine Motor Skills
Endurance of Flexibility (e.g. holding a difficult pose)
Endurance of Strength
Far Visual Acuity
Foot / Leg Control
Handling Cold Weather / Cold Environments
Handling Hot Weather / Hot Environments
Near Visual Acuity
Sense of Smell
Sense of Taste
Sitting / Sitting Endurance
Standing / Standing Endurance
Wearing Protective Gear
Working at Heights
Working in Confined Spaces
Working in Excessive Noise
Working in Extreme Weather
Physical Abilities vs Physical RequirementsPhysical requirements for things like job descriptions are very different from physical abilities. For example, a job description doesn't require specific abilities such as walking but rather requires general capacities such as moving. In other words, physical requirements avoid making assumptions about abilities but rather stick to the physical realities of a task or job.
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