Fitness usually equates to being healthy, and for good reason. Being fit means having the ability to perform physical activities without easily tiring out. Of course, fitness can be categorized into physical, emotional and mental conditions, but it is commonly associated with a person’s physical state. If you want to check whether you are fit or not, just try climbing the stairs up to the 5th floor. If you do not feel like you are dying and have expended all your energy, then you are generally fit. Fitness is an outcome, not a natural state. This means that being fit is a goal and it is achieved through proper nutrition, exercise and a good lifestyle.
There is a general consensus that one should not aim to lose weight. Rather, a person should strive to be fit. To an extent, this makes sense, since losing weight is perceived as a temporary goal that can be easily achieved whereas being fit requires long-term commitment. So how exactly can one start being fit? Yes, exercise is the solution.
People have different priorities and often find that they do not have the time to exercise, nor consider it a high priority. This is where a change of mindset should be established. Everyone can set up their own personal fitness schedule and squeeze in any form of aerobic activity possible. As already mentioned, being fit is the result of commitment, and commitment means including it in your every day routine. Find an aerobic exercise that is both convenient and enjoyable for you. This will increase the chances of you sticking to the exercise until it develops into a habit. Dancing, for example, by mimicking choreographers is something you can try. Jogging, swimming, or even brisk walking is good too. Aerobic exercise improve your cardiovascular and respiratory system, and increases your over-all health status. It also lowers your risk of getting heart diseases, diabetes, among others.
Apart from aerobic exercises, to be fit you must also consider muscle-strengthening exercises. This contributes to your strength, muscle build up, endurance, and such exercises also boost your metabolism. This does not necessarily mean that you have to go to the gym. The internet can provide you with scores of resources and videos showing different ab workouts and other toning exercises. It should be a given for you not to strain yourself and to do things gradually. Over time, you will feel that workouts become easier and you yourself will decide to venture on something more difficult.
Fitness has everything to do with your lifestyle. If it is your habit to order take out for dinner, then that simply will not do. There has to be an overhaul if your environment is subjecting you to abandon your health. You can make the initiative and start now! Be decisive! Doing this will change your life for the better.