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Fitness And Where You Stand Right Now

Jul 24, 2008
Fitness is a term that is used to help define a persons ability to stay in the best physical shape. You may ask, then, "What am I staying in shape for?" For each person, the answer will be different.

For many, it is a matter of staying healthy as long as possible. You see, your body is designed to work as a machine. When each part of the machine is cared for, the entire machine works the best it can. When the machine is neglected either in part or in whole, then the machine doesn't run well and eventually won't run at all.

For example, If a car is well maintained, it will last many years longer. If it isn't taken care of, for example you don't change the oil, you cut several years off the life of the car. That is costly to you, but you can always buy a new car.

When you look at this as your body, you are shaving away days, weeks, and even years from your life. You cannot buy a new body to lengthen you life, and you cannot easily make pain from poor maintenance go away

Fitness is a necessary part of life. And please remember, fitness is something for which you can develop good habits. This makes it easy.

You do not HAVE TO struggle with fitness. When you were three, you were probably taught to brush your teeth. You learned to put your clothes on. When you were learning how to do them, you may have hated it.

But once you learned how to do it, it became something you didn't think twice about. Do you worry about brushing your teeth today? No, because it is a habit. That is what we want you to think of when you think of fitness.

It's just something that you do. Granted, the first weeks of learning to be fit and staying healthy will be the hardest. You may dread it. You may find excuses about not doing it. You may claim that getting fit is just too hard. You may say you just can't give up foods and habits you love. That is just not true.

In fact, if you have the will power to save your life by sacrificing for just a few weeks, you'll see that fitness can be easily mastered for the rest of your life.

Best of all you can go through the process without having to struggle. Struggle is not necessary. That depends on you and on the support you have.

Take a look at yourself right now. What do you see? If you are unhappy about any part of your body, chances are that area of your body is bothering you because it's unhealthy.

Although many people start looking into fitness because they want to lose weight, fitness is not just about weight loss. You work to improve your overall wellness and increase your lifespan as well as the quality of life that you are currently living. You can look and feel great.

If you don't think that you need to lose weight, that's great! You are one step closer to being healthy.

But, that is not to say that you don't have health problems beyond that. Many people are still at risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol as well as other concerns, even though they aren't technically overweight.

You need to take into consideration the fact that overall health is important to improve for health, long life, looking and feeling good.
About the Author
Peter Woronoff is a psychotherapist, martial artist, and a recovering fitness enthusiast. Claim your Free Audio to take the Struggle out of Being Fit atwww.StayFitNow
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