If you keep moving, you’re bound to be fit
Posted March 16, 2011 by Katie
Whether you're winded when you take the stairs or you've got your hopes set on running a 5k this spring, getting fit is an honorable -- and attainable goal -- for most people.
What is fitness?
Two primary components of health that indicate whether or not you’re fit are:
How do you get fit—and stay fit?
Regular exercise is essential. To develop a successful exercise program, consider these three factors:
- Keep it balanced with your life. Set up an exercise program for days and times that blend best with your existing schedule.
- Be adaptable. What do you enjoy? Working out at home may be more productive than trying to get to a gym three times a week. Jogging might be more fun than an aerobics class. Add a variety of exercises to keep it “fresh.”
- Stick with it. Being fit is a life-long commitment. Try to make it part of your day, like brushing your teeth. The most important thing is to stick with training – and keep moving!
Health and fitness interactive tools
Visit the Healthwise® Knowledgebase for several tools that help you learn more about exercise and your health.
Article adapted from FCHP's Wellness Works Today newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 2
Photo credit: BozDoz
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The information written about in this blog is not intended to be medical advice. Please seek care from a medical professional when you have a health concern.