Monday, January 27, 2014

What does the word Fitness mean?

What does the word Fitness bring to mind?
-For some it brings to mind pain and suffering.

But there are many types of fitness: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Physical-these are the areas the areas I typically focus on so there is balance with in an individual is taken as a whole.

Now each of these areas can be broken down.
Mental has to do with learning and thinking through reading and stretching their mind by learning new concepts.
Emotional has to with the ability to keep our emotions and feelings in check. It also has to deal with relationships.
Spiritual is your connection to a higher power or Creator. This is where you go to pour out your heart and soul.
Physical, this is my favorite area and the one I will focus on.
Physical Fitness can be broken down into aerobic or cardiovascular, flexibility, balance, core strengthening (which includes what I call your 'girdle'-abdominal, obliques and lumbar muscles-these work together to keep you upright and your internal organs inside of you.)
I would suggest anyone considering beginning to become active and those restarting or recovering from injury or surgery talk with the primary care physician. Let them make any suggestions and give an advice they see necessary. Then I would ask if they know of anyone they feel would be appropriate for you to work with to improve your fitness. Find a good Personal Trainer I would suggest an National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Fitness Professional. The certification program is rigorous and thorough. I personally am certified through NASM. I chose their certification after completing my Bachelors Degree which prepared for American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Sport and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA CSCS). NASM had something that attracted me because it took into account what my goals were and abilities after years of beating my body in the military. In spite of that past I was able to from weighing almost 140 lbs down to 100-105 lbs within 12 months. this was competition weight for a Bodybuilding show. I decided not to compete in the end, but the experience was priceless. I would like to share more about fitness and my personal experiences in the future.
I would like to thank George Guzzardo for the newest release on the LIFE system CD LIFE 112 Fitness is LIFE, because I have been waiting for some serious discussion on my passion.  

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