"Fitness As A Lifestyle"
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What is Fitness?
Physical fitness is to the human body what fine tuning is to an engine. It enables us to perform up to our potential. Fit can be described as a condition that helps us look, feel, and do our best.
More specifically it is “The ability to perform daily tasks vigorously and alertly with energy left over for enjoying leisure-time activities and meeting emergency demands. It is the ability to endure, to bear up, to withstand stress, to carry on in circumstances where an unfit persona could not continue, as is a major basis for good health and well being.”
Physical fitness involved the performance of the heart and lungs, and the muscles of the body. An since what we do with our bodies also affects what we can do with our minds, fitness influences to some degree qualities such as mental alertness and emotional stability.
Benefits of Fitness Training: Aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise, and strength training all change the body to make us more ‘fit’. To learn more about these positive changes, click here to learn more.
Components and Building Blocks of Fitness: These include endurance, speed, strength, flexibility, balance, and recovery. Click here to learn more.
Nutrition: A nutritious and balanced diet is as important to fitness and health as is working out. Knowledge about the foods available and watching your calories are key. Hydrating with water is important too. To learn more about nutrition and the food pyramid, click here.
Mental Fitness, Goal Setting, and planning your training program: Understanding why you want to be fit and having the motivation to pursue fitness is the first step. Setting goals and planning your workout are the second step. First you need the Will, then you need the Way. Click here to learn more about planning the ‘Way.’ Click here for more info.
Fundamentals of Physical Conditioning/ “Weekly” Workout Planning: Distance, Steady State, Intervals, Hills, Strength, Balance, Stretching, Recovery. What are all these workouts and how do I ‘do’ them? Click here for more info.
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