Are YOU fit?

There are four key components to improving your health and fitness:

Knowing your health levels and family history, strength training and building cardiovascular health and eating a well balanced diet.

The key components for “fitness” are:

  1. Cardio Endurance – allows your body to transport oxygen and nutrients to tissues, cells, and to remove wastes, over sustained periods of time during activity.
  2. Muscular Strength – allows your muscles to exert force or combat resistance during activity.
  3. Muscular Endurance – Is when your muscles, or a group of muscles, are able to sustain repeated contractions or to continue applying force against an object or resistance.
  4. Flexibility – Is usually defined as the movement of joints through their full range of motion.

A key area which also needs to be taken into account when achieving any or all of the fitness components is rest. If you are able to both work and rest your muscles appropriately, they will perform better than if they are overworked or fatigued.

Before engaging in any new diet or exercise program consult a physician to ensure you are able to do so without preventable complications