When “Fit” Happens: The Real Definition of Fitness, Plus 10 Helpful Fit-Tips

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What does it really mean to be fit? And how will you ultimately know when “fit” happens? 

Most people think fitness is about how you look and feel. Many women might think their appearance in a bikini or cocktail dress determines their fitness level. Most men might think it’s in the amount they can bench press or the definition of their abs.

But fitness really comes down to the ability of the body to handle physical demands. The more efficiently the body functions, the higher the level of fitness. According to BBC, there are health-related and skill-related fitness components. Health-related components consist of strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and body composition. Skill-related components include speed, agility, coordination, power, balance and reaction time.

So what can you do to improve your fitness level and overall health? You can and should include both fitness components in your daily exercise routine. Training improves the health-related aspects of fitness, while practice improves the skill-related aspects of fitness. Speed and power are improved by both training and practice, according to Athlepedia, the Athletics Wiki.

Some would say there is also a mental component to being physically fit. One should have the will and motivation to not only exercise regularly, but to change bad habits, get rid of excuses and focus on healthy eating.

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