Fitness is a necessity, not a luxury

Sachin Kumar
Sachin Kumar

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Fitness is a necessity, not a luxury.

We all get so busy with our lives that somehow the fitness goals that we have in mind gets delayed. We wait for Monday's, we wait for 1st, we wait to Holi to get over and then we don't even realize that a year has already passed. We need to understand that fitness should be our priority, you can delay the purchase of your dream car, you can delay the purchase of your dream house but you should not delay working upon your body. If you do not spend time getting fit you will spend time getting treated. Do you know Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases and conditions, particularly all kind of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis, and depression? Do you know the there is a close link between muscle loss (sarcopenia) and bone loss (osteopenia), that means factors that affect muscle anabolism are also likely to affect bone mass? Do you know muscle strength and VO2 max are likely great predictors for life span because they integrate both the neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems and as such indicates the health and functional integration of these tissues? Do you know one of the key determinants of health span is muscle strength and likely muscle mass? So now tell me why should not fitness be our priority? Why a 50-year old female or a 15-year child shouldn't train with weights? Why a person who is obese shouldn't care about what he/she is eating? The definition of a fit body can be different for everyone, but the common idea of fitness is a body free from an illness which has the ability to perform the daily tasks of life with ease. So do not wait for Monday, 1st or anything, you have a goal in mind work on it because fitness is a lifestyle and not a short term goal, you will try, you will fail but you will have to keep trying, you can find your own definition and work on it. Let me know in the comments below whether you are working or not on your fitness goals and if not what's stopping you. References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4889643
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