Health fitness involves exercising and working out to look and feel better. Your physical and mental well being depend on it. Exercising can reduce your chances of heart disease and diabetes. It can also reduce the effects of depression and eliminate stress. The physical and mental benefits of health fitness are well worth the efforts. They will ensure you are able to live a healthier, happier life. Do you want to just live your life or do you want to enjoy your life? The choice is yours.
Health fitness involves finding activities that are going to improve your current fitness level. Everyone’s current level of fitness is different so improving your fitness level can be walking for 10 minutes and for someone else it can be jogging an extra ½ mile. The point is you have to start somewhere and you should only compare yourself to where you want your health fitness level to be in the next year. Set realistic goals that are challenging but achievable.
There are too many ways to improve your health fitness to count. You get to choose the activities that you are able to participate in that you enjoy. This is one way to motivate yourself. If you enjoy football then go play it twice a week. If you hate aerobics then don’t do it. Look for another exercise that will help your heart but that you like doing. For too long in our society exercise has been viewed as something dreadful that we avoid at all costs. If you want your health fitness goals to be possible then turn the entire situation into something positive.
Health fitness isn’t all about exercise either. How many of us take the time to meet our own needs on a regular basis? Not very many of us. Our careers and families keep us plenty busy. Take some time for yourself at least once a week for one hour. Use this time to do something for only yourself. It can be as simple as enjoying a bubble bath or reading a good book. Take up a hobby you enjoy or learn a new skill. This quality time will help you unwind and relieve stress. It is a very important part of health fitness. Our mental health can cause physical health problems for us as well as affect our diet and sleep patterns.
Eating properly also plays an important role in health fitness. You will feel sluggish and irritable if you consume large amounts of carbs, fats, and sugar. They give you a temporary boost of energy but not for long. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables will help you maintain energy levels all day long without the fluxuation. You will also consume less calories but feel full all day long. Health fitness is a very important issue that more of us need to focus our attention on. It affects both our physical well being and our mental well being. Health fitness gives us the opportunity to be the healthiest we can. You will look and feel better than you have in a long time.
by Roger Michaelson