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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Is being fit equal to being healthy?

One of the most common questions that come to our mind whether being fit is being healthy. Yes, No, maybe are the answers received. However, in real terms, health and fitness are two sides of the same coin. To have a feeling of physical, mental and social well-being you have to be fit and healthy. Everyone must adhere to this common understanding that body and mind should function in balance for the wellness of their life.

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"Health is Wealth" is a common saying, which is absolutely true. It is the good health that remains with us in our difficult times and boosts us to face challenges of life. Good health is nothing but the state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being without any suffering. A healthy and fit person needs a good environment, healthy food, daily exercises, and cleanliness. And if you don't follow these you have bad health and mental disturbance which brings many dreadful diseases like heart attack, cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, depression, etc.

Nowadays life has become so hectic that people are living in stressful conditions without any satisfaction. This hinders the physical and mental fitness and people suffer from many diseases. Hence, physical exercise along with a good diet is very important for a healthy and tension free life. Diet should be simple and light rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins which reduces the risk of cancer, cataract, diabetes, etc.

For leading a healthy life we should follow as given below:
• We should eat breakfast at right time and in large quantity and light dinner generally 2-3 hours before sleeping.
• We should take proper and enough sleep.
• We should do regular physical and medical check-up's at least once a year and ensure that everything is normal.
• We should not keep starving ourselves for a long time.
• We should eat heart-friendly foods like green vegetables, fruits and avoid fast and canned foods.
• We should go for physical exercises keeping in mind the structure of body and age.
• We should practice yoga and meditation on a daily basis for a peaceful life.
• We should try to solve all our problems without getting fed up.

In short, to be healthy you have to be fit, but you could be physically fit and healthy. Finally, fitness is a component of being healthy and they go hand in hand.

Rightfully Richard Baker said, "To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth".

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Physical Fitness... Importance and Benefits

Physical fitness importance cannot be broadly defined. Our lifestyle is so hectic that nobody has the time to do physical activities and maintain fitness. Nowadays people work under stressful conditions and without satisfaction thereby endangering themselves to diseases. Hence the need of fitness to maintain body weight and cardiovascular fitness.

What are the benefits of physical fitness:
A physically active person has a relaxed state of mind. It also keeps your body functioning at a high level. To be physically fit one has to do regular exercises. These exercises increases the basic metabolic rate which in turn increases absorption of digested foods. The excess fat is also burned and improves vital organs functioning. It makes heart more active and reduces the chances of coronary diseases. Exercises also results in loss of calories and thereby reducing the weight of obese person. In case of weak people exercises increases the appetite by stimulating the digestive system which results in weight gain. In short exercises relieve symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety and brings overall happiness in your life.

Activities which are beneficial:
The answer to this you can do whatever activity you like most say swimming, jogging, cycling , biking or playing some sport. You will have to explore the best based on your interest and lifestyle. To get the most your activities for fitness should be comprised of the following:
Warm up: You must have a pre workout warm up for at least 2-5 minutes which helps you to increase flow of blood and preparing your body for the activity.
Workout: After warm up do your selected activity for 20-30 minutes.
Stretches: Stretching is an activity in which specific muscles or tendons are deliberately stretched. It increases flexibility thereby allowing you to move freely. Keep stretch gentle and hold it for 10 to 30 seconds to the point of slight pull on each side. Stretching is recommended for two to three days a week.
Cool down: This activity allows physical activity to return to normal after workouts. This is also a type Of stretching which should last for atleast 5 minutes and target all muscles Physical fitness importance cannot be broadly defined. Our lifestyle is so hectic that nobody has the time to do physical activities and maintain fitness. Nowadays people work under stressful conditions and without satisfaction thereby endangering themselves to diseases. Hence the need of fitness to maintain body weight and cardiovascular fitness.

What are the benefits of physical fitness:
A physically active person has a relaxed state of mind. It also keeps your body functioning at a high level. To be physically fit one has to do regular exercises. These exercises increases the basic metabolic rate which in turn increases absorption of digested foods. The excess fat is also burned and improves vital organs functioning. It makes heart more active and reduces the chances of coronary diseases. Exercises also results in loss of calories and thereby reducing the weight of obese person. In case of weak people exercises increases the appetite by stimulating the digestive system which results in weight gain. In short exercises relieve symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety and brings overall happiness in your life.

Physical fitness- who needs it.
Everyone. About 70% of people do not get the recommended amount of physical fitness and this grows with age. The reason being hectic life schedule resulting in less free time to carry out the activities. Healthy lifestyle should start early in life and physical activity has benefits at all ages. Hence you owe yourself to make fitness a priority. Fitness can prevent almost 40 types of coronary diseases like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hypertension and even cancer. So what is the right stage for starting the exercises. Adulthood is the right stage to maintain physical program which maintain weight, build strong bones and prevent health problems. For old adults above 60yrs physical activity includes leisure type activities like walking, gardening, dancing, hiking, swimming etc. One should not rush at an activity as this would raise the risk of injury. So it is better to do workout several times over a week which helps you in leading a fitter life. Mantra of life is to be fit and live a healthier life.