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8 Things to Know About Fitness

Fitness is a condition of being physically fit and healthy. The simple way to get be able to attain this condition is by  exercising. Exercising is one of the simplest but most effective ways to keep yourself healthy.  Exercising regularly helps you achieve and maintain your body weight, maintain muscles’ mass, and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Additionally, exercising regularly has shown to be able to lift your mood, boost your mental health, and help you sleep better. It can also help you maintain a good energy level.

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If you are looking forward to reading additional information on fitness, we have compiled several pieces of information,

1. Body Type

If you have a specific goals in mind, you have to first understand which exercise that will help you to help your body. We know that some better exercise is better than no exercise. But, is it much more effective if you can gain the result in an efficient manner. In general, there are three types of body types:

  • Ectomorph: Lean and long with difficulty of building muscles
  • Endomorph: Big, high body shaped and often pear-shaped, with the tendency to store body fat.
  • Mesomorph: Muscular and well built, with a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells.
  • Ecto – Mesomorph: tends to stay lean.

By learning which body shape you are, you will be able to correlate it to your training and diet plan, and it will help you train smarter to maximize your potential and get closer to building the body that you always wanted.

2. Cardiovascular endurance

This refers to the body’s ability to efficiently and effectively intake oxygen and deliver it to your body’s tissues by the way of the heart, lungs, arteries, vessels, and vein.  To increase this ability, you will have cardiovascular exercises such as: running, walking, cycling, swimming, dancing, circuit training, and boxing.

When you successfully trained yourself to increase your cardiovascular capabilities you will be able to maintain or improve and improve your bodie’s capability and uptake of oxygen to your body’s system, enhance cellular metabolism, ease the physical challenges of everyday’s life.

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3. Muscular Endurance

Muscular endurance is one of the factors that contribute to overall muscular health. Muscular endurance is a particular muscle group ability to continuously contract against a given resistance.

The extent of which you choose to focus on muscular endurance should be directly related to your own health or fitness goals. It is important to realize that muscular endurance focus on the specific muscle group. This means the more you do a certain exercise, the more you will gain the muscular endurance of that muscle group that correlates to the exercise that you have chosen.

For example: if you choose to build your core muscles, then plank will help you to build abdominals muscular endurance.

4. Muscular Strength

This refers to the amount of a particular muscle group can produce in one, all-out effort. In a simple laymann’s term, this is the ability of that particular group of muscles to repeat the same task.

Like muscular endurance, this refers to a certain group of the muscle group. To improve muscular strength, it is advised to use heavier weights with fewer reps, taking your muscles to fatigue with each set.

The good part is, it is possible to be able to increase muscular strength and muscular endurance at the same time.