We often speak and hear about health and fitness. In recent times, both these words have become a part of people’s daily lingo. How many of us actually know the meaning of these words? Is it just a fad to talk about health and fitness?
Truth be told, health and fitness have totally different meanings and concepts. Let us try to understand the terms ‘Health and Fitness’.
What is Health?
Health refers to the absence of disease. It indicates that all the systems in the body, be it the Central Nerves System, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System or any other systems are working perfectly and together. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
What is Fitness?
Fitness refers to the degree of body functioning and ability of the body to handle physical demands. If the body is functioning more effectively and efficiently, it indicates greater or higher level of fitness. Any physical activity strenuous or non-strenuous requires one to have some basic fitness. Climbing stairs also requires a certain level of fitness.
Involving yourself in physical activities can bring about some basic level of fitness. Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by the skeletal muscles that required energy expenditures. Physical exercise is as important as food and sleep.
When we don’t use the organs of our body, our body responds by saying, “Use it or lose it”. Leading a sedentary lifestyle leads to hypokinetic complications. Proper and regular exercise result in amazing physical, mental and emotional benefits.
To take up any physical activity, you need to set a goal as per your requirement and the way your body responds. Ensure that you are not just focusing on fitness but on the health aspect as well before setting a goal.
Tomorrow, let’s discuss the Benefits of Physical Activities. Stay tuned!
A really well-explained blog, helped me very much. thanks for this blog
Thanks for pointing out that daily exercise and eating healthy is the key. My cousin is trying to get in shape after an accident a few years ago, and he has been trying to get himself motivated.
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Allana Williams says
Consistent is hard to maintain. We all want to get healthy and fit but the level of motivation, drive, and consistency differ. Better do it than say it! Let’s get fit! Thanks for the helpful insights!
Viral patel says
Thank you so much. Such kind of articles must be published and awareness must be developed. Looking for more articles.
Fabulous article on Health and Fitness
Dr. Eboni January says
All the information that you shared with us is very useful for us. Thank you for sharing with us.