Fitness is the state of being
physically and mentally fit and healthy.
Make fitness a lifestyle, not a fashion:
Many people make the mistake of going hard towards their fitness goals, but they
loosen up once they reach those goals. They see fitness as a goal, not a way to
live their lives. This can cause health problems and weight gain. Not seeing
fitness as a lifestyle choice means you won't see the long-term benefits of
Of course, exercise can help you lose or maintain weight in the short term. But
an active lifestyle provides lasting benefits. It can reduce your risk of
potential health complications, including:
• high blood pressure
• heart disease
Exercise contributes to better health and well-being, so make it a priority –
it's never too late.
Is It OK to Work Every Day?
Exercise is extremely beneficial for your life and should be included in your
weekly routine. Staying fit is vital for improving your overall health and
reducing your chances of developing health problems, especially as you age.
However, in general, you don't need to exercise every day, especially if you're
exercising intensely or pushing yourself to your limits.
If you want to raise it to meet your fitness, health or weight loss goals, aim
for at least 45 minutes of exercise a day. Include some type of high-intensity
activity, such as:
• plyometric exercises
• climbing hills
If you do intense cardio or weightlifting, you can take a day off between
sessions or target different parts of your body on alternating days. Or change
your routine to avoid intense exercise every day.
Exercises you should include in your routine:
Have each of the four exercise types in your routine to get the most benefits,
including a reduced chance of injury:
• Endurance exercises raise your breathing and heart rate to improve your
overall fitness. Examples include running, swimming, and dancing.
• Strength exercises increase mass, strengthen bones and help you manage your
weight. Examples include weightlifting, bodyweight training, and resistance band
• Balance exercises help increase stability and prevent falls while facilitating
daily movements. Examples include balance exercises, tai chi, and standing yoga
• Flexibility exercises relieve physical discomfort and improve mobility, range
of motion and posture. Examples include stretching, yoga, and Pilates.
The benefits of regular exercise extend to every area of your life and to your
overall well-being. Here are a few benefits of exercise to watch out for:
You can raise your mood, motivation and energy level. You do more in all aspects
of your life, which leads to feelings of satisfaction and achievement.
The reduction in general stress can lead to feelings of relaxation, quality
sleep, and increased confidence.
Social component exercises mean you can get together with friends or new
acquaintances in a healthy and low-cost way. Exercising together in nature with
its own benefits.