Physical fitness is a combination of different components, including aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility, and body composition.
Taking all these aspects into account when building your exercise program, you will be on your way to living a long, healthy life.
Aerobic fitness - The body's ability to take in and use oxygen to produce energy.
Muscular fitness - The strength and endurance of your muscles.
Flexibility - The ability to bend joints and stretch muscles through their full range of motion
Body composition - The amount of fat you have in comparison to your muscle, bone and tissue
O.K. lets break some of this down so we have a clear picture of what we need to do become fit and stay that way.
Finding an aerobic exercise that you enjoy is key. Ask yourself some questions before you choosing your activity. When will I exercise? Will I exercise inside or outside or both. Do I have the equipment I need to do the activity I enjoy? Please do not let money stand in your way of becoming fit. If you have a good pair of Tennis shoes walking is a great way to get started.
Muscular fitness-- Strength training increases both muscular and bone strength and reduces the risk of Osteoporosis. By learning how to use free weights and bands you will increase your muscle density and increase your ability to burn calories. Core training targets the abdominal, back and hip muscles. We can never forget our core training.
Flexibility- Everyone is flexible to some degree, and almost anyone can acquire greater flexibility. Flexibility can be regained and maintained by regularly stretching your muscles. Flexibility exercises can help you improve your circulation, by increasing your blood flow to your muscles. It improves your posture, relieves stress and reduces your risk of muscle and joint injury's.
Body composition - How much lean to non lean mass do you have.
There are many ways to test your body fat. The healthy range is 16-24% for female and 12%-18% for males.
Be fit live a quality lifestyle that is just right for you.