Fit Is a Way of Life
Imagine this: You’ve just left your weekly spinning session, or maybe it was the super intense Booty Slide class, at your local gym. No matter, you’ve just finished a heart-pumping workout of your choice. You are sweating. Your heart is beating rapidly. You’ve worked out SO HARD you can hardly breathe or carry on a conversation. Wow! What a great workout! You pushed yourself through even when you wanted to faint – you are SO FIT! Or maybe not.
Regular exercise is definitely one of the biggest factors to living a long and healthy life, and maybe you workout on a regular basis. But for some reason you keep feeling fatigue and aren’t seeing any physical changes in your body. And you keep wondering why.
Fitness goes far beyond being able to run long distances or lift heavy weights at the gym. By definition, fitness is the body’s capability to distribute inhaled oxygen to muscle tissue during increased physical effort. So if you’re struggling excessively during and after your workouts, you’re not as fit as you think.
Fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. And being physically fit and healthy goes far beyond just exercising – it’s a lifestyle. A lifestyle that balances proper nutrition, physical exercise, physical activities and sufficient rest.
Health is a dynamic process as it is always changing. As our lifestyles change, so does our level of health. This is why we sometimes have good health and other times we have varying degrees of illness. By combining regular fitness with proper nutrition, and leading an active lifestyle while still getting enough zzz’s, you are able to optimize your state of well-being and fitness.
Leading a healthy lifestyle has many benefits. Not only will it control your weight, it will improve your mood, help fight diseases, boost your energy and improve your longevity. It can also improve your self-esteem and confidence, sharpen your mind and memory, and reduce stress.
So remember that you don’t need the latest fad diet and to over exert yourself during exercise. What you need is to eat clean and train often, then rest and repeat. One workout at a time, one meal at a time, one day at a time. For life.
About the author:
Dynamic and curious, leading an active life-style and being physically fit comes naturally to Diana. With a background in Mixed Martial Arts, Diana develops Personal Training and Custom Fitness Programs that incorporate valuable selfdefense techniques, allows individuals to reach personal fitness goals, increase confidence, and regain a sense of control over their life.
Diana believes in respecting all forms of life, no matter how large, how small, how different, or how abled. Her philosophy is based on a belief that everyone is unique, everyone is capable, and everyone has something to offer. More about Diana on her blog.