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Health and fitness – what’s the difference?

 

When you say you want to be fit, do you mean healthy? When you say you want to be healthy, do you really mean fit?

 

Health and Fitness are two distinct terms.

 

HEALTH – is a measure of general well-being.

It can be affected by many things, including food, environment and diease.

It’s a general term describing the overall state of someone’s mind, body and spirit. Good health – free from illness or disease, no suffering from an impairment. It’s vague! Being healthy DOES NOT mean you are fit.

 

FITNESS – is a measure of physical capability. 

Fitness is almost entirely the result of action.

Consuming a certain food or drink is not going to make you fit. They can help your performance and enable you to train for longer and harder.

 

Increasing your fitness boosts your health 

The benefits are virtually endless – check out an earlier post of mine “Why Exercise”

 

You can be lucky and be healthy, with fitness there’s only one way to improve it, work at it. 

 

 

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