Monday, July 16, 2012 for Fitness, Fruit, and Fun

For the next edition of my A-Z blogging challenge, I'm writing about the letter F.

Fitness.  The main reason and track I've been on for a little over a year I think.  I think anyone trying to be fitter, even small steps are is a good thing.  There are several types of fitness.  The ones I've focused on are Mental Fitness, Emotional Fitness, and Physical Fitness. 

Physical Fitness -
My definition: This is the keeping your motor running, blood pumping, tangible part of fitness.  You improve your physical fitness and well being by being active and eating well.

Wikipedia: Physical fitness comprises two related concepts: general fitness (a state of health and well-being), and specific fitness (a task-oriented definition based on the ability to perform specific aspects of sports or occupations). Physical fitness is generally achieved through correct nutrition, exercise, and enough rest.
In previous years[when?], fitness was commonly defined as the capacity to carry out the day’s activities without undue fatigue. However, as automation increased leisure time, changes in lifestyles following the industrial revolution rendered this definition insufficient. In current contexts, physical fitness is considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.

Emotional & Mental Fitness -
My definition: This is how you feel emotionally - are you happy, depressed, sad, mad, resentful, etc.  Emotional fitness is huge for some people and a big driver for unhealthy materials.  Some people try to fill unfilled emotional needs with unhealthy habits (Such at over eating).  Your level of stress is a huge indicator of your mental and emotional well being.  Doing the things that you love, you are passionate about will help your mental well being and reduce your stress level.

Couldn't find an official definition of this one, so I probably made it up or there's a better term for it.

What are you passionate about?

Either way, I think focusing on improving each of these areas is the key to being truly fit.  *This is just my opinion - in no way based on education or expert advice.

Fruit.  Fruit should be a big part of your diet if you're trying to be healthier and fitter.  Eat your rainbow.  The more colorful your plate is, the better is probably is for you.  You get lots of antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients from fruit that you can't really find in other places.  A quick step to become healthier is to eat more fruit.  The more variety the better, but if you take a small steps and just eat the ones you like any change is a change for the better.  Once you are changing for the better, you can branch out and try other types.

Any favorite fruits you love to eat?  Any more uncommon ones you like that you think others should try?

Fun.  Whatever steps you take to be healthier, it's key to have a little fun.  Take time to dance around in the kitchen, paint, watch a sunset, and smile.  Have a little fun.

What do you like to do for fun?

This is just humorous:

On a more serious note:

So that's my thoughts on words that start with F.


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