It certainly pays to be fit. People who are fat or maybe just a little on the flabby side are prone to be short of breath after climbing a flight of stairs. They ache all over after spending a day just window shopping at the mall or strolling in the park. And usually, those are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the problems that heavy-set people face.
Generally, a physically fit person enjoys a gets to be in good physical condition because of regular physical activity, proper nutrition and ample rest to allow the body to recover fully from the rigors of everyday living.
Being fit not only makes us more physically capable of meeting the challenges that come our way, it also helps us out mentally and emotionally. For one thing, it helps us deal with stress better which is quite a benefit if you really think about it. Not only does stress ruin our well-being and sap the enjoyment out of our days, it can kill us slowly by adversely affecting essential body functions.
Among the staples of the most popular and effective programs for physical fitness are regular exercise, physical therapy, massage and even taking a hot bath or other activities that can relax and sooth our nerves. Physical fitness means more than just taking care of the physical parts of our being, you know.
However, with regard to our overall fitness, an effective regimen should address our flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, agility, balance and speed.
There is no easy way to physical fitness. It always takes time and hard work, as well as discipline and consistency. But being physically fit is its own reward and more than well worth the sacrifice. We hate to admit it but overweight people really do envy those with impressive physiques.
Being fit and free from stress allows us to attain peace of mind as well as the confidence and capability to face any physical, emotional and mental challenges of everyday life.
Sometimes, the biggest challenge in getting fit is getting started. So why don't you seize on that momentum that you are probably feeling now and start on a physical fitness program? Try walking a few blocks and see the difference it can make. After that, you may not want to stop trying to get physically fit.