Condition Spotlight

What does it mean to be fit? Finding a discrete definition is somewhat difficult. According to the dictionary, fitness means: “the quality or state of being fit.” (The definition of “fit” is: “sound physically and mentally.”) If you find those words somewhat vague, you’re not alone.

And that’s sort of the point, according to exercise experts. Fitness doesn’t have to mean that you’re an ultra-marathoner or that you can perform one pull-up or one hundred. Fitness can mean different things for different people.

But one thing is certain there is a relationship between fitness and healthy!

COVID-19 and physical activity

Exercise is beneficial for the immune system; therefore, physical activity effectively reduces hospitalization rates of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A strong positive relationship has been identified between physical activity level and immune system Read More

Seniors Should Stay Fit, Body & Mind

As you get older, exercise is becoming too important to ignore. But with the intermittent lockdown and social distancing measures over a long period, many seniors need to keep themselves at home, and stay away Read More

Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Age bestows numerous gifts upon us —maturity, wisdom, grace, experience, and perspective, to name a few. But growing old also comes with challenges. For example, it becomes more difficult to keep extra weight off, and Read More

The Exercise Cure

Visit Sally Dick, a naturopath and physician in Windber, Pennsylvania, and you’re more likely to get a prescription for exercise than one for a pill. She’s among a maverick group of physicians who not only Read More

5 Exercise Myths and Their Facts

Exercise is essential to keep the body fit and healthy. There are also exercises used in physical therapy that aim to help patients strengthen their weakened muscles, loosen their stiffened joints, alleviate pain, and regain Read More

Tips to enjoy outdoor fun

Getting outside as a family is a great way to spend time together. ​ But what can you do to have some outdoor fun while staying a safe distance from others during the COVID-19 pandemic? Think nature exploration! Read Read More

8 Post-Workout Recovery Tips

As athletes and exercise enthusiasts, we tend to put most of our energy and focus into what goes on in the gym. In reality, though, achieving our fitness goals has a lot to what we Read More

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Fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy and involves attributes that include, but are not limited to mental acuity, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility.

Every week seems to bring the latest health fad, the must-try diet, and the gizmo that promises to shed inches off your waistline. There’s no denying that leading a healthy lifestyle is beneficial for many reasons, but it can often be hard to ensure the plan or diet you’re following is one that truly has your best interests at heart.

Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. After all, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight, and even boost your self-esteem. And you can reap these benefits regardless of your age, sex or physical ability.