Why is fitness important? | Definition, benefits and tips

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Why is fitness important? | Definition, benefits and tips



Why is fitness important? | Definition, benefits and tips


Many people wonder about the meaning of this term (fitness), they hear it a lot from their friends and relatives, and we will talk in this article about fitness and its importance in our life.


Definition of physical fitness:

In a simpler sense, it is the ability to perform daily and recreational activities, resist diseases caused by lack of movement, and assist others, without excessive fatigue.

Physical fitness is achieved through (exercise + healthy nutrition + adequate body rest).


What are the types of physical fitness

We’ll divide fitness into two main parts:

1- General physical fitness ( which is what most people are looking for, i.e.health and well-being ).

2- Special physical fitness (which is dedicated to a specific section of people, as it depends on implementing specific aspects only and being distinguished by it).

The fitness level is measured using particular, measuring devices, and practical tests and compared according to an ideal health model applicable internationally.


How important is physical fitness ?

 “Exercise regularly to avoid doctors and hospitals.”

Physical fitness helps a person form his personality, and develop peaceful social and moral values such as sporting spirit, cooperation, discipline, and order.

In the global recommendations on physical activity for health issued by the World Health Organization, the report referred to:

( Regular participation in physical activity reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, cardiac arrest, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, colon cancer, breast cancer and depression.

Since physical activity is the primary determinant of energy drainage, it is, therefore, an essential component, For energy balance and weight control ).

Moreover, it also helps :

  • the individual to improve his health, get a harmonious body and a beautiful body, and keep him away from obesity, heart and muscular system problems.
  • the individual to express himself and his talents, and control his emotions.
  • Finally it helps him to form a balanced personality that is self-reliant, integrated psychologically, and makes him feel satisfied and happy.


Unexpected Benefits of Fitness:

  • Moderate exercise can help control stress during exercise, by producing chemicals called neurotransmitters, to stimulate the brain:

Which makes us feel better, and less stressed in our moods and emotions.

Thus, it is believed that neurotransmitters are produced during exercise (American Council on Exercise – 2006).

  • Exercise can keep your immune system strong.

Research has shown that during moderate exercise, immune cells circulate in the body more quickly and are better able to kill bacteria and viruses.

(Immunology, Current Sports Medicine Reports – 2003).

  • Exercise can improve your sex life. For instance, men who exercised 20-30 minutes a day were more active than others.

And for more extended periods in delayed ejaculation (erection problems in inactive men, Harvard School of Public Health, 2003).

  • Women can benefit from exercising, as well.

In a recent study on women’s vaginas at the University of Texas at Austin, responses (blood flow to reproductive tissue) were 169 per cent greater after that.


Tips and recommendations

In the United Kingdom, the new guidelines (July 2011) include the following points :

(( The intensity we exercise is essential, and light activity like hiking and housework is unlikely to have a significant positive impact on most people’s.

Sedentary time (time spent not standing up, such as in the toilet or in bed) is detrimental to everyone’s health, and no amount of exercise can negate the effects of sitting for a long time)).

These guidelines now align more closely with those used in the United States.

Which also include recommendations for muscle-building and bone-strengthening activities such as weightlifting and yoga.

The US Department of Health and Human Services issued the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it states :

((to provide real scientific advice to people ages three and over to improve their health by participating in regular physical activity:

These guidelines recommend that all adults move more and sit less throughout the day.

To improve the health-related quality of life, including mental, emotional and physical health in order to obtain significant health benefits:

Adults should perform at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity Intensity.

Add to this, adults should perform 75 to 150 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both over the week )).

“The pain you feel today will be the STRENGTH you feel tomorrow.”


For good health:

To improve one’s physical fitness (cardio respiratory and muscular), bone health, and reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases, depression.

Here are some of the points that should be taken into consideration:

  • Firstly, to engage in moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity for at least 150 minutes throughout the week.
  • Secondly, adults aged 18 to 64 years should perform high-intensity aerobic activity for at least 75 minutes throughout the week.

Or a combination of moderate-intensity or high-intensity activity.

  • Thirdly, adults aged 18 to 64 years should perform high-intensity aerobic activity for at least 75 minutes throughout the week.

Or a combination of moderate-intensity or high-intensity activity.

  • In conclusion, to engage in muscle-strengthening activities, including the main muscle group, two or more times a week.


What is aerobic exercise? and anaerobic exercise?

What are the elements of power?

How will I benefit from each element?

How do you get a fitness body?

And how do I start building a beautiful, proportional body?

We will find answers to all these questions in the next article.


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