What is Fitness? As per Oxford Learner’s dictionary, it is the condition of being physically strong and healthy and the quality of being suitable for someone or something. My futile effort to search for other meaningful definitions resulted in somewhat similar results. And almost all of them inclined solely to ‘physical fitness’. But in the modern world that we live in, fitness doesn’t only relate to being physically fit.
This post will try to define fitness in a wholesome way.
What is Fitness?
To be honest, Fitness as a term has no hard-bound definition. It could mean different things to different people. One can be fit enough to run a marathon, while another could be fit enough to withstand extreme stress and depression. In India, the general consensus of a happy life revolves around Tann, Mann aur Dhan (which translates to Body, Mind & Wealth). I am pretty sure, it is the same anywhere in the world. Who wouldn’t need an awesome body, a relaxed and peaceful mind, and enough money to take care of yourself till the end of the world?
So how do we define Fitness? Simply put, you are fit enough if you could perform your day-to-day activities physically, mentally, emotionally & financially.
Aspects to consider to be fit
Like I mentioned earlier, being fit doesn’t only apply to your physical self. It also applies to your mind, soul, and finances. Take care of these aspects of your life and you are all set:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Financial health
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How to measure individual fitness level?
To be honest, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to measuring individual fitness levels. Every individual will have specific needs/requirements in life which would define his/her fitness level. Some of those factors could be:
- Body type
- Nutrition and diet
- Type of occupation
- Pre-existing medical conditions
- Planning and coaching
In this post, I have tried to explain that being fit doesn’t only suffice by hitting the gym or going for that morning run. There is a lot more to it which we covered above and also which couldn’t be covered extensively in a single article. I will keep adding more posts where I will deep dive into further topics.
Have questions or suggestions? Let me know in the comments below. I’ll try my best to answer all of them.
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