Fitness, what does it mean?
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Many people associate fitness with lifting weights or going for a run, but in the ever changing world we live in, fitness has developed into a lifestyle choice. Fitness has become synonymous with a healthy balanced diet, good physical condition, self-confidence and well-being.
The Oxford dictionary defines fitness as:
1. The condition of being physically fit and healthy
1.1 Biology. An organism’s ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment.
2. (fitness for/to do) The quality of being suitable to fulfil a particular role or task
Why do people let fad diets and easy fix pills give them the illusion of health, energy and longevity?
The answer is simple, to ensure we are suitably equipped to fulfil all the roles and tasks we face in life we must improve our fitness. Nobody says this is easy but we need to remember hard work pays off. Go for that work out you keep putting off, drink the extra glass of water, take a moment to relax or challenge yourself to learn something new … taking small steps to increase your overall fitness will help you make a difference to your future.