Fitness and Vitality
Fitness refers to the capacity of the body to function with vitality.
Health and nutrition refers to the nurturing of our body, in our ability to help keep it healthy and performing as it is supposed to perform.
Our ability to supply the body with all the required food, vitamins, and minerals so that we can keep on thriving in our day-to-day lives.
But are we really fit? How do we know?
First, you could check your exercise habits, if there are any. If you’re not exercising, then there is no physical fitness.
Everyone, regardless of age, benefits from exercise.
Some of the benefits of exercise are:
- Physical conditioning
- Intellectual sharpness
- Boost to our cardio health
- More oxygen to cells
Do you consume more calories than your body demands?
If you’re not making the most fundamental of efforts to care for your nutritional requirements, you aren’t a healthy person. You may not look unhealthy, you may not have any obvious symptoms of ill-health, but you’re not the able-bodied and healthy individual that you could be.
Do you operate in an atmosphere with extreme levels of stress? Is your personal life a provider of contentment or does it contribute to your stress levels? Do you participate in some form of stress-relieving hobby?
Stress and anxiety are the number one factors to cardiac arrest and strokes, since they manage to accelerate the effect of the real root causes.
Stress is basically an uncontrollable situation for most adults today. We manage to schedule every minute of our spare time, and leave ourselves without any time for undisturbed reflection, or time to manage life’s unforeseen emergencies.
Fitness requires us to analyze much more than just our training program. The mere definition of fitness describes the body’s ability to handle physical stresses.
To be genuinely fit, we must find ways to free ourselves of accumulated stress, the type that starts to affect our muscles and body composition. Massages are the most effective cure for ridding our bodies of built up stress.
Exercises that require full body engagement are the most effective for sustaining and enhancing your level of fitness most effectively. Running, swimming, jogging, dancing, cycling, and walking are a few of the more popular full body engagement exercises.
Take some time and try to implement some form of exercise several times per week. It is good for our overall health and wellness and the quality of our life to make every effort to be fit and healthy individuals.