Maintaining a good level of physical fitness is something that we should all aspire to do. But what does fitness actually entail? What does being physically fit mean? Fitness is more than simply a question of listing which activities you do or how long you do them for to get results.
Per the United States Department of Health and Human Services, physical fitness is defined as “a set of attributes that people have or achieve that relates to the ability to perform physical activity.” Physically and mentally fit are less prone to medical conditions as well. They are also considered as the most attractive and smart people, because they are physically and mentally strong enough. It also results in happy living style.
- Maintaining physical fitness can help to get rid of number of diseases.
- Different types of muscle fiber develop depending on the type of activity completed.
- Body composition can change drastically without an associated change in weight.
- Athletes’ hearts show different changes dependent on their chosen sport.
- Muscle strength increases by fiber hypertrophy and neural changes.
- Body composition can be ascertained in a number of ways.
- Attractive body shape can we get only through fitness
- Stretching to increase flexibility can ease a number of medical complaints.
People who are physically fit are also considered as healthier, are able to maintain their most optimum weight, and are also not prone to cardiac and other health problems. To maintain a relaxed state of mind, a person should be physically active and to achieve this we need to follow some steps:
- Make a point of making your health and fitness workout part of your regular daily schedule
- Plan the best time of day for you to exercise when you are not going to be fighting everybody else for the equipment.
- Start at a level that is comfortable to you and do not exercise at a level that is too much for you.
- Set goals that you can meet, and when you achieve them, set more for the next week
- Keep a health and fitness diary so you can see the progress you are making
- Vary your exercises. Do aerobics one day, the treadmill another
- Invite a friend or colleague to come to the gym with you. This provides you with some social interaction
- Consider working with a Personal Trainer at your gym and get suggestions
- If you miss your workout, find a way to get yourself back into the groove as soon as possible