We all love a James Bond jumping over buildings, or the Special Forces Op going through a life-draining drill. Yet, most of us are not willing enough to gain a little more fitness, and compensate for our bad eating and working habits. Health being an object of primary acquisition, we are all ready to spend a lot on keeping healthy and fit. Fitness can have two meanings: one, a general state of good somatic health (thus, even a handicapped person can be fit; the fitness compensating for the disability); and two, task-oriented fitness (fitness for a role, say, the military). Fitness is merely maintaining the body at the optimum physical efficiency for which it was originally (biologically) designed. This requires good eating habits, and exercise to compensate for the sedentary and automated lifestyles. People who are obese, or are otherwise incapable of optimally using their muscles, are more in need of fitness regimes to escape complete muscular and orthopedic impotence.
Fortunately, to maintain a fitness level, one need not lose an arm or leg, or pay a king’s ransom. Those who can may go for military fitness regimes (becoming increasingly popular in the US); but less hectic fitness programs are available for others. Cardiovascular exercises, jogging, morning walks, breathing exercises, etc go a long way in regaining and maintaining fitness levels. Alternative regimes of fitness are also increasingly becoming popular, like yoga, martial arts and laughter therapy. Fitness trainers are becoming more common in the gymnasiums, and other instructors are being sought for a complete health package. Fitness equipments, like treadmills, elliptical trainers, pedometers are available in most gyms. At the same time, sports and games (like squash, badminton and tennis) have become another fun way to keep fit.
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