Physical fitness encompasses human physical abilities with regards to body composition and coordination, cardiovascular capacity, stamina, speed, flexibility and overall strength.
Physical fitness prevents the occurrence of a variety of diseases. It develops a capacity to fight infections and certain other diseases. Physical fitness helps prevent many of the major cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease. Physical fitness facilitates a sound psychological state, thus helping to prevent the onset of mental illnesses. Physical fitness also helps make you more aware of your posture and coordination, and by exercising properly and stretching one can achieve further posture improvement which can reduce access loading on the lower back, knees, neck and shoulders – symptoms that often prompt individuals to seek massage therapy.
Physical fitness should be one’s top priority. Engaging in some daily physical activity is necessary to reduce a sedentary lifestyle – common in today’s society. After all, health is the only wealth that is going to remain with us for a lifetime.
Physical activity helps in the reduction of excess body fat as well; it decreases blood triglycerides and increases the energy levels of the body. It improves blood circulation and helps in keeping all the body’s organs fit and functioning properly. Exercise benefits the body by increasing its capacity to take in oxygen and it increases the ability of the blood to carry oxygen.
Exercise also helps us reduce our stress levels due to the release of certain “good” hormones, making us feel energetic and happy.
Having a balanced life style, good diet and taking part in moderate everyday activity is a key to a healthy body, state of mind and quality aging body.
Remember, if you ever are in pain due to exercise, you can always seek physical therapy, such as massage therapy, and your therapist will be trained to locate the cause and correct the problem to put you on the right path so you can continue with your happy active lifestyle.