National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is recognized as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. What have you done to nurture your physical well-being and health? Let’s review various areas of health that support physical fitness.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Body

The body is synonymous with more than just body fat or body weight. Your body is comprised of bone, muscles, and some fats. When it comes to physical fitness, the amount of fat compared to bone or muscle is measured to know body fat percentage and overall health of a person. Too much fat in the body can lead to diseases and other health issues. Ideal body varies depending on age, gender, body, and also the genetic composition of an individual.

Muscles, Strength, & Endurance

Strength and endurance are two words with two separate meaning but, both of them contribute to physical well-being. The body’s muscular strength refers to the body’s ability to exert great power and force at one given point. Increasing this kind of strength can be done via rigorous strength training to boost muscle mass. With muscle strength comes the need for cardiovascular endurance. Endurance is what helps you sustain energy for extended periods of time. Muscle strength and endurance are both vital in keeping your physical fitness at optimum levels.

Flexibility

Flexibility allows our body to move muscles and joints so that their strength can be applied at maximum levels. Flexibility is surrounded by several factors like age, structure, activity, and more. A flexible body is a benefit of good physical fitness that also support additional physical fitness benefits. In celebration of the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, embrace an active lifestyle. Whether you like biking or cycling, basketball or football, it doesn’t matter. Choose a physical activity that you like enough to dedicate towards participating in to maintain an active lifestyle.