Physical fitness

Happy New Month! This month of October 2018 is an effort to rev up our physical selves in a month christened, “Mwili wangu hazina yangu – My body my treasure.”

 

Some tit bits on physical fitness.

 

Some signs that you are physically fit;

 

You can touch your toes.

Your heart rate falls quickly after a work out.

No exterior belly or thigh fat.

Your body moves easily.

You start sweating early in an activity.

You can accomplish every day tasks.

You have a good posture.

You play sports for fun.

You refuse to sit all day.

 

 

There are several signs of being physically unfit;

Obesity,

labored breathing,

weak muscles or aching muscles after minimal activity,

chronic fatigue and low vitality,

mood swings

chronic illness.

Irritability and mood swings,

Insomnia or poor sleeping habits,

high blood pressure,

diabetes,

heart disease,

malaise, a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

increased resting heart rate.

Research has proven that physical activity can prevent, reduce or even reverse these signs and symptoms.

 

To remain physically fit;

  • Multitask throughout the day.
  • Have fun when doing chores.
  • Meet up with friends over physical activities.
  • Get some more steps e.g. park at the far end of a parking lot and walk.
  • Use stairs instead of lifts.
  • Deep breathly.

Ensure that your work outs entail a diverse of physical activities;

Aerobic exercise e.g. running, lifting heavy weights.

Strength training e.g. push ups, pull ups, lifting free weights, weight machines.

Stretching to improve circulation and range of motion in joints, for better posture and to release stress.

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

“Wacha niKwambie”

October 2018 – Mwili wangu hazina yangu/ My body my treasure.

Soaring in physical fitness.

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