Benifits Of Physical Fitness

November 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Health

First we study the benefits of Physical fitness, we ought to know what actually the physical fitness is? How one would define it?

Physical fitness is a state of health in which one’s heart, lung, muscles blood vessels; in short, the whole body works properly. In past time, people used to define physical fitness as one’s capacity to do the day’s work without any tiredness but as the time kept on passing and science revolutionized the world and made it easy to do any kind of work, the definition of physical fitness has changed and now it is regarded as ability to the body to function expediently and effectively and to defend against the hypo kinetic disease and to meet critical situation. Here are five basic components of physical benefits:

  1. Aerobic Fitness: It is the capability to do tough activity over a period of time. It is also known as aerobics.
  1. Muscular Strength: The capability to use maximum force such as weight lifting.
  1. Muscular Endurance: This is the capability to hold a particular position for a continued period of time or to repeat that particular movement for several times.
  1. Flexibility: This is the capability to move one’s joint through its full range of motion.
  1. Body Composition: It is the proportion of fat of one’s body as compared to the bone and muscle.

Physical fitness is the blessing of God and one must take care of this beautiful gift. Because without being physical fit no one can enjoy his/her life at his/her full. Physical fitness aid one to defend him/herself from any infections or diseases. And it is also very helpful in making your heart and your blood vessels strong. It helps one to avert him/her from the many cardiovascular diseases. The most important benefit of the physical fitness is that it lowers the chances of death (death caused by any serious illness etc). It lowers the risk of developing heart diseases, colon cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. It also responsible for to develop healthy bones, joints and muscles. It is also very useful in the postponement of aging process. It is normally used to say that strong body is the home for the strong mind. Physical fitness keeps one’s mind fresh and healthy. Other then this, it has been observed that people who are mentally fresh are physical fit but people who suffer from depression are not. It also has been observed that people who are physically fit sleep more soundly then the people who are not physical fit. So, Physical fitness is also responsible for the sound sleep. People who are not physical fit also suffer from acute laziness and tiredness.

So there are many benefits of physical fitness but here is the big question mark that how one can achieve this physical fitness? By being active one. And how one can be active, and there are many ways to be active such as by doing exercise, by doing aerobics, by playing football or basket ball or by cycling or swimming etc. And the most important thing for being physical fit is to take balance diet.


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