Why is Physical Fitness Important?

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How to Keep Physically Fit and Why it’s Important

Physical fitness will never lose its importance. Whether it’s during quarantine or usual days! 

The benefits of physical fitness will always hold significance and relevance. Let’s list the reasons why it’s important to stay fit, especially in these trying times.

Healthy Heart

The active physical body keeps the heart healthy and fit. When we are physically active, the heart is less likely to develop heart diseases.

A healthy heart also ensures fewer chances of strokes, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It also improves blood circulation and maintains blood pressure.

paper heart placed over heartbeat.
Take good care of your heart

Weight Loss

Being physically active also means that we won’t be overweight. Or at least, not as much as those people who never exercise. 

Being overweight causes a lot of problems. From worn joints to heart diseases and all problems in between can be traced back to obesity. Being physically active can overcome all these challenges.

The benefits of physical fitness also include improved quality of life.

weight loss
Obvious weight loss

Mental Health

Certain hormones are released in the body when we are physically active. These hormones provide us with a positive approach to look at things. As a result, it ensures a healthy mind that wouldn’t fall prey to negativity. 

It also kicks away the feeling of anxiety, stress, and feelings of depression. A fit person can also fall asleep faster and peacefully.

animated brain doing weightlifting
Your brain needs that workout too

Boost Energy Levels

Physical activity increases the stamina and energy levels in the body. A physically active person is likely to get a job done more effectively in comparison to a sedentary person.

Physical fitness helps boost confidence and enhances social well being.

silhouette of jumping man
Get moving, get going!

How to Stay Fit?

Since we all acknowledge the importance of staying fit, let’s find out how to stay fit?

  • Exercise

Exercising is the best way to stay fit. It can improve your health and reduce the risk of several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. 

Exercising also reduces the risk of heart attack and maintains cholesterol level, blood pressure. People who are physically active have less chance of developing osteoporosis and make muscles and bones stronger.

Exercising

  • Yoga and Meditation

Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual exercise. Meditation maintains a balance among these three.

The ultimate goal of yoga is self-enlightenment, but it also helps in regulating blood flow and maintaining equilibrium and harmony. In addition to that, yoga also reduces stress and tension in the body by activating the nervous system and respiratory system.

woman doing yoga
how good is your balance?
  • Jogging

More than walking, less than running, jogging is the perfect way to stay fit.

Jogging offers many health benefits including:

  • help to build strong bones
  • strengthen muscles
  • improve cardiovascular fitness
  • burn plenty of kilojoules
  • help maintain a healthy weight.
men jogging
How long can you jog for?
  • Swimming

Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water.

It’s a good all-round activity because it

  • keeps your heart rate up 
  • builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
  • helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
  • tones muscles and builds strength
  • provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming
Swimming
How deep can you go

Adopt a healthy lifestyle to stay fit. 

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