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Health and Fitness – What Does It Mean?

Health and Fitness – What Does It Mean?

Health and fitness are terms that we hear quite a bit.

People are always talking about them as if they’re so important, and quite right too.

They are pretty crucial to our lives.

However, if you don’t know what they mean, it can be hard to make the best possible decisions.

To try and help with this, we’re going to be looking into the terms in more detail, in an attempt to divine the meanings of them, and how they relate to the everyday choices we make.


First up, let’s take a look at health.

What does it mean in the context of the normal lives we lead?

In this case, health is about how you are overall.

Whether you’re suffering from an illness, what kinds of problems you encounter in the body.

Someone who is old, frail and quite ill would be described as being in poor health, in the same way that someone who’s lean fit and free from negative conditions might be described as being in poor health.

In terms of the everyday, how do you cope with your day to day tasks?

Do you constantly feel beaten down and weary?

That might be an indication of poor health.

Contrastingly, if you’re always ready to go and you’ve got a lot of energy, this is usually indicative of good health.


The other term that we’re going to be looking at is fitness.

This is actually the easier of the two to figure out.

If you’re fit, then you can perform physical feats without tiring quickly.

People who have a good level of physical fitness have most likely built up a level of stamina and have been exercising regularly to get to that point.

Alternatively, people who spend their days sat at home and not exercising may find that they’re not all that fit at all.

In regards to the everyday, how do you feel when you’re just going from one place to the next?

Do you find yourself out of breath and struggling all the time?

If so, that’s an indication that you have a poor level of fitness.

Obviously, people who can stay active all day without any worry and exercise regularly will have a good level of physical fitness.

Overall, these are what we consider the terms health and fitness to mean.

Naturally, the definition for health and fitness will change and differ for each person, but the core elements will always remain the same.

The way you treat your body plays a big part of health and fitness, and will determine how good your health is and also how high your fitness is.

People who struggle with physical fitness may experience a poorer level of health – there is a connection between the two.

It’s important to try and keep both health and fitness at the highest possible levels, because it will help to ensure a longer lifespan and give you the energy to do all of the things in life that matter to you.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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