Fitness Elements 101
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No matter to which age group you belong to b it the teen age or the
20's or 30's it is a must to love and take care of your body.
To get and maintain a healthy body you ought to connect yourself to a
routine with regular exercise schedule. If your body has the capability to do
everything and enjoy doing leisure activities as well, then you are physically
fit. Also, for a fit body it is easy to take on the stress and do some work
even in times that are adverse.
Physical fitness is all about god health of heart, muscles, lungs and all the
body parts. The fitness of the body is based on the restrictions that are put
on the body physically and what all one is able to do in a certain lifestyle,
like what you eat and what are your habits.
Here is a little history about the components used in physical fitness. With a
fit body one can survive longer as the body has more capacity to keep and
maintain the required levels of oxygen and all the nutrients that are
essential for the perfect functioning of the body.
If the body is flexible one can do a lot of varied activities and move the body
in various styles and also move the joints. Stamina can be increased with
exercises like jogging, swimming and running whereas if one does the
pushups and lift weights the muscles can be made stronger.
The workout must be planned in such a manner that all these components
are included. One of the most essential things for every workout is to begin
with warm up exercises. When the body is warmed it actually puts the
muscles to such a condition where they can hold the stress of rigorous
exercises. And after the exercises a few exercises must be such which make
the body cool again. Never do too much of exercises.
It is good to go for walk daily. But if you do the pushups on regular basis it
may have adverse effects on the body. The schedule for physical activities
must plan in a manner where the body becomes prepared for all the kinds of
activities. Body must be competent to do simple as well as rigorous
exercises. The exercises must be cardiovascular as well as strength based.
To start with one can plan a schedule where he/she exercises twice or thrice
As the time passes one can increase the duration and frequency.
Along with the exercises one must also take care of the diet one takes. For
those who are exercising to shed the excess weight then take a diet which
has calorie less food and one that gives more strength to the body. On an
average 240 to 400 calories are burnt when one does cycling and 740 to 800
calories are burnt in jogging.
One must avoid taking excess salts and sweets in the food. Alcohol, caffeine
and nicotine must be strictly kept away. Drink a lot of water and try not to
take too much of saturated fats in your diet.