The Benefits of Being Fit

The Department of Health and Human Services in the United States asserts that physical fitness’ is a number of characteristics that several individuals have that relate to the capacity to do physical activity.”This goes further than being able to run fast or lift heavy weights. Despite being extremely important, these only look at single areas of fitness. People can either:

  • Be cardiovascularly fit,
  • Be flexible, or
  • Display muscular strength and endurance.

They can display all of these characteristics, one or two, or none at all.


Advantages of consistent physical activity

If you exercise frequently, you may:

  • Lower your predisposition to a heart attack 
  • Regulate your weight in a better manner
  • Achieve a lower blood cholesterol level 
  • Decrease your predisposition to type 2 diabetes and some cancers 
  • Decrease your blood pressure 
  • Develop stronger bones, muscles as well as joints and lower the chances of you getting osteoporosis 
  • Reduce your risk of falls 
  • Recuperate better from hospital stays or bed rest 
  • Get a heightened sense of wellness with more energy and a better mood

Staying physically fit and healthy can help you stay healthy emotionally as well. If you’re eating the correct food and keeping fit, your body will remain strong. Thus, it will help you to cope with stress in addition to fighting illness. 

Eating well and frequently exercising when you’re a teenager will also help you to remain in good health and remain fitness levels when you get older. Getting regular sleep is another vital way to stay healthy. Having late nights can leave you feeling tired the next day. It can sometimes be difficult, but try to have at least eight hours of sleep every single night.

Here are some physical activities which will help you get into shape and reduce your risk for disease:

1. Swimming

The buoyancy that the water displays supports your body. It takes the strain off joints which are painful. This means that you can move them in a manner which is more fluid. Research has shown that swimming can also benefit your mental state and put you in animproved mood. Water aerobics is alternate option. These classes help you burn calories in addition to toning up.

2. Tai chi

Tai chi is a Chinese martial art. It combines movement and relaxation which are good for the body as well as the mind.  The discipline of tai chi has been called “meditation in motion.” The martial art is made up of sequences of elegant movements, with one moving smoothly into the next one. As the classes are accessibleto various fitness levels, tai chi is suitable for individuals of all ages and levels of fitness. 

3. Strength training

Lifting weights which are light won’t bulk up your muscles and will keep them strong. Muscle also assist with burning calories.

Before beginning with a weight-training programme, make sure that you learn the proper form that goes with this type of exercise.  You can start by hiring a personal trainer if you are unsure about anything. Start with a light weight that weights only one or two pounds. You should be in a position to be able to lift the weights 10 times easily. After a couple of weight-training sessions, increase your original weight slightly. If it is possible for you to easily work through the entire range of motion, lifting the weights for more than 12 times, move on to aweight that is slightly heavier than the one before.

4. Walking

Walking is simple; however it is powerful. It can help you remain trim, reduce cholesterol levels, support bones, help to keep blood pressure in normal ranges, improve your mood as well as reduce your risk for a variety of chronic diseases. Several studies have shown that walking – as well as other physical activities – can even assist with improving memory as well as resisting age-related memory loss.

When you start walking, all you require is a well-fitting and supportive pair of shoes. Begin walking for approximately 10 to15 minutes per session. As you progress, start to walk farther and faster. Your goal is to walk for between 30 and 60 minutes on most days of the week.

With so many benefits to being fit, there’s no time – like the present – to get moving!

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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