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Why Fitness and Nutrition Matter
Let’s roughly define these terms. More than just the absence of disease, we’re talking about:
A way of life. If you’re not fit, you can’t properly move your body and you’re not strong enough to meet life’s demands . The body is not meant to be inactive and you do yourself the worst disservice by neglecting the aerobic capacity and general fitness to be able to lift something heavy or move your body without collapsing like a sack of potatoes. If you don’t want to live with growing aches, pains and stiffness, then regular movement is key to a balanced lifestyle.
Maintaining a good baseline weight. As your weight goes up, a host of biomarkers that measure your physical health slowly and then rapidly deteriorate. This is why weight loss is a great proxy for overall health. Being under-weight can also contribute to disease, but it’s less common.
Eating a nourishing diet. Everyone needs to eat well. Food fuels us in so many ways, both physically and mentally. Eating well does not depend on the adoption of any particular diet, but on the intake of wholesome foods that stave off illness and disease. They also keep us mentally and physically alert, active and in vigorous health.