In this new millennium, keeping fit is part and parcel of our daily lives, and studies over the years have proved that this is the reason why people now live longer than in previous eras. If you know the type physical fitness your body requires, then you have successfully deciphered the first step in learning the kind of lifestyle you need to live.
When growing up, our physical education classes were tailored so that we had about 3 days of exercise sessions every week. But what do we have now? As adults we often find it very difficult to visit the gym even once in 7 days or go for a run before going off for work. We often forget the fact that our mind’s fitness depends a great deal on our body’s physical fitness, and this is what will determine whether we will live a long healthy life.
Actually we can start the improvement of our body’s physical fitness from the house by keeping a close tab on what we eat, spend less time sitting and watching television. And while at work, we can use the stairs instead of climbing the elevator, and after closing take a leisure walk or ride a bike back home instead of driving a car. At lunch time, it is useful to set aside some time for workout or go for a short walk. Believe me, these are tested methods of improving the body’s physical fitness.
We are in the best position to take care of our bodies outside the home and office. When we take time off to exercise and get our bodies in shape, it can boost our enetgy levels and increase our metabolism. Sporting activities like swimming, biking, and running are very effective methods of toning our bodies. When you engage in any of these activities for half an hour every day, you will certainly notice a considerable improvement in your body’s physical fitness.
Also routines like weight lifting, walking your dog, playing Frisbee with friends, and jogging on the beach can be incorporated into our lifestyles without any problem. We Americans have an ugly reputation of being obese as a result of compulsive eating. We can borrow a leaf from the Europeans, especially those that live in the Mediterranean countries whose eating habits consist of only natural foods.
This is a stark contrast to us Americans who blow thousands of dollars annually on diet pills, weight loss plans and faddish foods. To the average European, physical fitness simply means regular exercise, eating wholesome and healthy foods and most especially not hinging happiness to adherent to a particular physique.