ﬁtness By Dustin Kellenberger
Acting Your Age
No matter how old you are, it’s
never too late to ﬁnd the right
exercise routine for you, and it
just might save your life
ealth, according to the World Health Organization’s
Constitution, is complete well-being. This is an in-
corporated union of physical, mental, and social well-
being, and not just being free from illness and disease.
To truly be healthy, a person must be willing to ﬁnd
his or her perfect balance to make sure all three of these facets are
attended to equally. And this becomes especially important as we
Health also must be seen as an energetic process of constant
modiﬁcation to the ﬂuctuating difﬁculties of living. Health and ﬁt-
ness require a lifestyle change that is reinforced by the beneﬁts of
physical ﬁtness and a good nutritional program that balances sup-
plements and protein intake with consistent workouts. The bene-
ﬁts have long been known, including the prevention of many
diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, reduction of blood pressure,
sharpening mental abilities, and helping to prevent heart disease.
Overall, general ﬁtness is a state of good physical condition and
the result of regular physical activity and good diet. The focus of
general exercise concentrates on strength, cardiovascular and respi-
H ratory durability, and ﬂexibility, and there is a great variety of ways
to achieve strong health through general ﬁtness.
GET DOWN TO THE BASICS
Staying away from junk food and keeping ﬁt and ﬂexible are
important factors to help prevent injuries and maintain good joint
function. Sleep also plays a vital role in our overall health, as the
body and mind have a chance to reenergize for another day. Every
part of the body beneﬁts from total relaxation and rest obtained
during sleep, including vital organs like the kidneys, lungs, heart,
and digestive system.
THE STANDARD DEFINITION
The government guidelines for physical activity suggest only
2.5 hours of moderate activity per week. This can be easily accom-
plished by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking fur-
ther away from your destination. Physical ﬁtness also enhances a
person’s state of being and improves endurance, appearance, and
attitude thanks to a renewed energy level.
One of the greatest things about exercise is that it can actually
improve your mental health. Regular exercise can help you feel less
stressed, improve your self-esteem, and help you to feel ready to
learn in school.
KIDS COME FIRST
AS SEEN ON TV: Being a live on air model for the Home Shopping Network, Dustin
demonstrates health products several times a week. Some commercial credits include: Spin
Gym, Nutrisystem, and the Power Plank Ab Machine.
In recent years, a lot of health problems that doctors diagnosed
only in adults are now unfortunately seen in our youth. This can be
attributed to the lack of exercise children perform, and it is com-
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