Improving your general fitness is absolutely essential for minimising the risks of numerous diseases and for promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
The term ‘fitness’ is a general term which takes into account a number of factors including a healthy diet, right weight and daily exercise. However not many of us have the time and will to follow a regular fitness regime. This is why over 80 million Americans are suffering from obesity related problems. [Source]
“More than one-third (34.9% of U.S. adults are obese.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
One can note a gradual decline in mobility and physical fitness around the age of 30-35. Though the gradual decline in physical fitness is predetermined by genetics, yet it has to be admitted that lifestyle and food habits has a major role to play in determining our strength and physical abilities.
Look after your body
Therefore it is extremely important for us to provide our body with ample nutrients and maintain a tight fitness regime. You need not go to the gym everyday in order to remain fit and active.
Lifestyle and food habits has a major role to play in determining our strength and physical abilities.
If you want to find out whether your present weight is healthy or not then you need to calculate your BMI or Body Mass Index. This would help you ascertain whether you are obese, underweight or overweight. In order to obtain your body mass index you need to follow the given steps. BMI is your weight (in kilograms) over your height squared (in centimeters).
Measure your weight in kilograms and your height in centimetres. If your result is high then it represents a greater chance of heart diseases, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and loads of other health problems.
Try this BMI Calculator
A healthy BMI measurement is supposed to range between 18.5 and 24.9. A person with BMI between 25 and 29.9 can be considered overweight while a person with BMI above 30 is considered obese. Though hormonal changes and genetics have a role to play in obtaining a healthy body weight, but it can be said that the right body weight can be achieved by a healthy diet and regular exercise.