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Achieving Fitness.

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Achieving Fitness Fitness in all walks of life is very important and essential. Whether a professional athlete or an English teacher being physically fit will benefit you in spectacular ways. To become fit one must exercise according to his or her needs. Exercise can help you loose unwanted weight, create a more attractive body, and become stronger for any physical demanding jobs, overall making you a healthy person. There are 3 main parts of fitness, flexibility, strength, and endurance. There is a popular saying, " the longest journey begins with a single step." Setting realistic goals for yourself should be that first step in attempting to achieve them. To base your results on somebody else's is a mistake, nobody in this world is exactly alike, individual genetics have a lot to do with how your body responds to training. Like everything in this world you will need tools to help you make your exercise achievements possible. Athletic shoes, gloves, wrists and knee straps, weight belts, and most importantly access to an athletic club or a gym of your own. The importance of shoes in training is simply to stabilize you feet and improve you balance. ...read more.


Elongating the body's joints, ligament, and muscles can also help prevent soreness and promote faster physical recovery times. Stretching improves any kind of athletic performance. When done correctly, it is one of the most invigorating feelings that an individual can get for their body. Have you ever awakened in the morning still in bed and, slowly stretched your entire body? It felt great didn't it? With a regular practiced flexibility routine a person can get that feeling as often as they choose. There are a total of forty-seven major muscles that are worked to be strengthened. Strength is what made our civilization what it is today; because of it strength is what makes all other values life possible. " Only the strong survive" is a saying that has been said repeatedly since the beginning of time. To become stronger one must strength train. Weight training, bodybuilding, weight lifting, and isometrics are the major ingredients in gaining strength. Using the resistance exercises to all muscle groups' results in improvement in mechanical efficiency. Resistance exercises can be measures by increase of weight, sets, and repetitions, according to ones ability to exercise. ...read more.


I myself suffered from asthma since I was six years old. When I took up martial arts I exercised on the regular to improve in it. As I progressed in my hobby, my fitness level also went up. In doing so I haven't suffered from an asthma attack since the age of 12 when I began martial arts, and my ability to breath has become more efficient, helping me defeat something I thought I could never get rid of. Fitness is one of the most important things to any individual's life. Many people these days neglect that fact and suffer because of it. In a recent study sixty six percent of adults in America are overweight along with children. That is two thirds of the population that suffers from being overweight, each being more likely to become obese and more prone to catch diseases. Whether a person likes it or not they should feel obligated to at least exercise regularly about thirty to forty-five minutes a day. By going on a quest for fitness, everybody will be healthier and also be able to enjoy the feeling of physical well-being. ...read more.

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