Fitness is a term that is used to help define the ability to stay in the best physical shape. You
may ask, then , â€œWhat am I staying in shape for?â€ To each person, this will be something
For most, it is a matter of staying healthy as long as possible. You see, your body is designed
to work as a machine. When each part of the machine is cared for, the entire machine works
the best that it can. When the machine is neglected either in part or in the whole, then the
machine wonâ€™t run well and eventually wonâ€™t run at all.
If a car, for example, is well maintained for many years, it will last many years longer. If it isnâ€™t
taken care of, for example you donâ€™t change the oil in it, you cut several years off the life of the
car. Thatâ€™s costly to you, but when you look at this as your body, you are shaving away days,
weeks, and even years off of your life when you donâ€™t take care of your machine (your body.)
Fitness is a necessary part of life. Before we get on the soap box, remember that fitness is
something that you can get into the habit of doing which makes it easy.
Fitness is not something that you have to struggle with. When you were three you were
probably taught to brush your teeth. You learned to put your clothes on. When you were
learning how to do them, you likely hated it. But, once you learned how to do it, it became
something that you didnâ€™t think twice about. Do you worry about brushing your teeth today?
No, because itâ€™s a habit. Thatâ€™s what we want you to think of when you think of fitness.
Itâ€™s just something that you do. Granted, the first weeks of learning to be fit and staying healthy
will be the hardest. Youâ€™ll dread it. Youâ€™ll find excuses about not doing it. Youâ€™ll claim that
getting fit is just too hard. You just canâ€™t give up what you love. Thatâ€™s not true.
In fact, if you have the will power to save your life by sacrificing for just a few weeks, youâ€™ll see
that fitness can be easily mastered by you.