Fitness & Health
Connection What is it?
Fitness and health are very closely linked. This is because staying fit can lead to good health.
In other words, if you’re fit, then you’re healthier and you have fewer risks of diseases and other illnesses.
◘ Fitness can be thought of as the condition of being physically fit and healthy.
◘ An organism’s ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment.
◘ The quality of being suitable to fulfil a particular role or task.
◘ Health is the state of being free from illness or injury.
◘ A person’s mental or physical condition.
 A variety of definitions have been used for different purposes over time. Health can be promoted by encouraging healthful activities, such as regular physical exercise and adequate sleep, and by reducing or avoiding unhealthful activities or situations, such as smoking or excessive stress. Some factors affecting health are due to individual choices, such as whether to engage in a high-risk behavior, while others are due to structural causes, such as whether the society is arranged in a way that makes it easier or harder for people to get necessary healthcare services. Still, other factors are beyond both individual and group choices, such as genetic disorders.
◘ We need to keep our physical bodies free of disease, which basically is an imbalance within our energy systems that govern the total well being of our selves both physically, mentally and spiritually.