What is Fitness?
Being fit doesn’t only involve physically fitness, Mental fitness is equally important. If any person is physically fit but mentally the person is not well or unsatisfied, they cannot function properly. There are many people who are going through mental stress and not having peace of mind due to their messy schedules. Such problems can be easily eliminated by exercising daily and eating clean and healthy food.
Exercising do not only means going to the gym or lifting, it also includes:
- Any Outdoor Sports, Etc.
Importance of Physical Fitness:
Staying active means keeping your body functioning at a high level. Regular exercise will maintain the performance of your lungs and heart to most efficiently burn off excess calories and keep your weight under control. Exercise will also improve muscle strength, increase joint flexibility and improve endurance and agility.
Another main benefit of physical activity is that it decreases the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in America. Additionally, it can decrease your risk of stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. Regular exercise has been long associated with a fewer visits to the doctor, hospitalisation and medication.
Exercising does not have to be something boring. It can be something that you enjoy that helps to increase the overall happiness in your life, as well as relieve symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.
Importance of Mental Fitness:
Mental health is as important as our physical health. Mental health includes our overall wellbeing including psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. An effect on our mental health can directly affect our physical state of being which in turn affects our overall condition.
MIND AND BODY CONNECTION
It’s no surprise that the more you help your body, the more you help your brain. Physical activity increases the flow of oxygen to your brain. It also increases the amount of endorphins, the “feel-good” chemicals, in your brain. For this reason, it’s not surprising that people who are physically fit also tend to enjoy a higher level of mental agility.