noun \ˈfit-nəs\ (Medical Dictionary)
1: the quality or state of being fit
capacity of an organism to survive and transmit its genotype to
reproductive offspring as compared to competing organisms; also : the
contribution of an allele or genotype to the gene pool of subsequent
generations as compared to that of other alleles or genotypes
illness, sickness, unhealthiness, unsoundness
fettle, shape; cleanliness, hygiene; hardiness, lustiness,
robustiousness, ruggedness, stamina, strength, toughness, vigor,
bloom, flush, flushness; activeness, agility, liveliness, spryness; weal, welfare, well-being
debility, decrepitude, feebleness, frailness, infirmity, lameness,
sickliness, weakness; ailment, condition, disease, disorder, malady,
OK, so did you read anything in there that said that fitness means "Skinny"? We have seen people who appear to be a healthy and after blood work, we discover they are not. Fitness is more than the appearance of health, it's a state of mental, emotional and physical conditioning too, don't you agree? Fitness is much more than pumping iron!
is simply an indicator that your intake overpowers your output. How
long this has been going on, is measured in pounds. A minority of people suffer from a far more complicated problems but studies show that for the majority of the population, sedentary disease is the base cause of millions of deaths every year due to inactivity. Read the W.H.O. study on Sedentary disease on the blog page. Regardless if you
are skinny and weak or carry too many pounds, your mind is the first
place to start for changing your destiny.
you've done Crossfit, you will cheer on this one. The first few times
you go to a session, you don't want to know everything you will do the
next 60 minutes. And when you're done, you can't believe what you just
did! They don't ask you if you can do the next exercise. If they did,
you would spend the next 10 minutes giving excuses, right? Your success
in making fitness a lifestyle will be more mental than physical. Your body will follow your brain if you have the right motivators in place.
you launch off into a new lifestyle, you will encounter the mental
battles that influence you to do the things you are accustomed doing. Changing your "Mindset" is the biggest battle you will face. Go to the Fitness tab and read the Basics page.
Go to Fitness Basics