The Importance of Health and Fitness
It goes without saying that health is a very important aspect for every single human being on this planet, and the reason for that is pretty obvious. Health is an absolute necessity when it comes to the fulfillment of life, which is given to us at birth. But, the question is, what role does fitness play in our life, and why are these two terms correlated?
Well, to answer this question, first we need to understand what fitness truly is, what is its main goal, and why has it been so important for us from the moment we started to practice it until now.
If you go google the term “Fitness”, you’ll see that the “official” definition of this term is that fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. But actually, fitness is so much more than this. It’s not just about having perfect height to weight ratio, it’s not about being able to sprint like an Olympian, and it’s not about being able to bench press 200lb. Don’t get me wrong, being able to do these things is pretty impressive and useful, but you also need to keep in mind that fitness is also being fit mentally.
This is the thing that most people overlook, and that is completely wrong. If you’re not at the right place mentally, you won’t be able to function in the best way possible, so physical strength won’t mean as much to you then.
Now that we’ve cleared out what fitness is truly about, we can talk about why is it good for every single one of us to embrace it and start exercising in order to improve our health(as long as your doctor approves).
Saying that working out and being in a good shape is good for most people, is a big understatement. The reason for that is the fact that there are so many benefits from doing cardio, lifting weights, and generally being active that it’s actually hard to keep count. Some of the biggest perks are that it helps you lower your blood pressure, improves circulation (blood flow), helps you keep your weight under control, helps you recover faster from illnesses and injuries, lowers the risk of diabetes and cancer, etc.
As I said, the list of benefits your body gets from being fit goes on and on. But also, as we stated earlier, we can’t forget about our mind. That’s why it’s absolutely necessary to mention that working out will lower your chances of being depressed, it will relieve stress and anxiety, and also help you when it comes to controlling your anger.
The last thing that we need to do after we’ve gone over these positive things is to try and motivate you to work fitness into your lifestyle. The biggest mistake people make is saying that they don’t have time to work out, which is total nonsense. You need to find the time, you need to make some changes in order to improve yourself both physically and mentally. Consult your clinician and change your daily routine a bit, set some realistic goals for yourself, work on them, and hopefully you’ll be in better shape than ever in every way possible.
*The author of this blog is not a medical professional and this article does not contain professional medical advice. This blog is not intended to substitute for medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of the contents of this article. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.