Karate, fitness, physical fitness

What is Fitness?

Based on the definition of fitness is, “capability of the body of distributing inhaled oxygen to muscle tissues during increased physical effort.” HealthSocialClub defines fitness from a different perspective. Fitness is considered the ability to operate body parts to gain strength. Not only gain physical strength but gain social and mental strength as well. Every aspect of health is capable of improvement. All humans should be strong in each aspect of health and the common way to make that happen is by focusing on their fitness activities.  

Why is Fitness important?

Fitness is important because it allows humans to attain growth in different aspects of their health to become improved humans. As long as a person puts effort into their fitness each day, results will appear over time. People need to know that it takes patience to witness the results. Putting effort towards physical fitness is so important because it improves the organs in the body. The organs always will need physical care or they could get ill and stop functioning. Malfunctioning organs cause a person to obtain poor physical health, which can affect other aspects of health. 

What are the Fitness Components?

There are approximately 5 main components for health-related fitness. Fitness has two categories which are health and skill related but each component listed below is relevant for both categories. Skill-related components are used to master the ability to do a task. This category of fitness requires an in-depth workout since there’s a challenge against the competition. Then for the second category of fitness, common components for health-related fitness are flexibility, cardio-respiratory, strength, muscular endurance, and body composition

Physical Wellness, stretching, flexibility, fitness
  • Flexibility – This fitness component allow the body to stretch the muscles easily without much pain. Some humans can stretch further than others because the muscles are more relaxed than tense. Yoga is the perfect fitness activity to relax the muscles because it requires stretching during the activity. 
  • Cardio-respiratory Endurance – When the heart, lungs, and muscles operate together to receive oxygen. This happens mostly during exercises such as running, hiking, or swimming. The higher the level of a human’s cardiorespiratory endurance, the more stamina they will have during physical activities. 
  • Strength – A component that allows humans to pick up heavy objects without straining the muscles. Performing weightlifting exercises is the best way to build strength. Physical activities type of exercises makes the muscles stronger over time. 
  • Muscular endurance – Straining the muscles for a period of time to enhance power and stamina. Muscular endurance is similar to the strength component. The difference between strength and muscular endurance is, the amount of time the muscle can operate before witnessing pain. Humans use strength for a short period of time while muscular endurance determines how long their strength can be used before an injury occur. 
  • Body Composition – The balance of the body mass defines a human’s body composition. Being mindful of body weight and components of the body that affects the bodyweight is how body composition can be improved. Performing physical exercises is how body weight can be tracked. 

Fitness Activites:

There are several fitness activities to participate in to upgrade health levels. The type of fitness activity depends on what aspect of health the human wants to improve. Physical health, social health, mental health, and spiritual health share similar fitness activities but each aspect mostly has different fitness techniques. Therefore, it depends on the human’s mindset to determine which aspect of health gets improved by certain fitness activities.

Physcial Fitness

  • Walking
  • Running/Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Weightlifting
  • Hiking
  • Dancing
  • Jumping

Social Fitness

  • Talking
  • Gossiping
  • Partying
  • Reading

Mental Fitness

  • Reading
  • Meditation

Spiritual Fitness

  • Praying
  • Worshiping