People who are physically fit are also healthier, are able to maintain their most optimum weight, and are also not prone to cardiac and other health problems. In order to maintain a relaxed state of mind, a person should be physically active. A person who is fit both physically and mentally is strong enough to face the ups and downs of life, and is not affected by drastic changes if they take place.

Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style as well. You will have to incorporate a regular exercise routine in your life and also eat healthier. By avoiding junk foods, fizzy drinks, bad habits like smoking and alcohol and by getting adequate amount of rest, you will be able to become physically and mentally fit. Just by eliminating all these food substances from your life, no matter how temporarily, you will allow your body to detox and become stronger. Make sure that you spend more time outdoors in the sun, and fresh air and take part in more healthy activities. Fishing, bicycling, swimming, hiking, and even playing foot ball with your kids should be a part of your physically fit lifestyle.

It is important for all people to stay active throughout their lives. Because of busy work and home lives, more than 60% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of physical fitness daily and these numbers generally increase with age. Throughout adulthood is one of the most important times to maintain an exercise regimen. This is the ideal time to maintain your weight, build strong bones and prevent many chronic health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Many adults do too much exercise at once. After a long work-week, many people try to fit lots of activity into the weekend and push their bodies excessively. This sudden increase in activity can raise the risk of injury which would then stop activity for weeks. Experts recommend working out several times over the course of a week with varying exercises for the most benefit to your health.

The positive impact of any type of fitness activity has on your heart and blood distribution network of vessels, nerves and other muscle tissue is tremendously advantageous. Being fit and performing some sort of regular fitness activity will improve your heart’s ability to cope with physical (di)stress and your whole body’s immune system will be enhanced and better equipped to fight against potential attacks on it by viruses, illnesses and even some diseases. Your lungs will have an increased capacity and that means your body will be more effective at delivering oxygen to your muscles and brain which in turn results in “sharper” mind. You will not get winded easily, you will not get tired to fast after performing a simple household chore and you will not feel as heavy on your feet during those hot, humid (and to most others) unbearable summer days for instance. Thus, cardio benefits will permeate into all facets of your life. After you have been exercising for a few years and feel reap the benefits of being more fit you will understand the a better understanding of the importance of physical fitness.


by: Ammara Siddique