Fitness: Common Questions
Find answers to commonly asked questions about fitness.
What is Physical Fitness?
Physical fitness is a state of health and wellbeing, It is the ability to perform certain aspects of sport and daily activities. You achieve physical fitness with a balance of exercise, a nutritious diet and enough sleep.
Fitness Facts –
· The human body has a total of 650 muscles.
· The only exercise you should hold your breath for is underwater swimming.
· The heart is the strongest muscle in the human body.
· Nearly 50% of all young people ages 12-21 are not active enough on a daily basis.
· For every pound of muscle gained, the body burns 50 extra calories every day
What triggers stress?Stress is your body’s reaction to a trigger. Its is generally a short-term experience. Stress is not necessarily negative. There can be positive affects from stress. When stress helps you pull of the impossible, it is positive. Stress can however lead to insomnia, poor concentration, and impaired ability to do the things you normally do, which is very negative. Stress is a response to a threat in any given situation.
What triggers anxiety?Anxiety is a sustained mental health disorder that can be triggered by stress. Anxiety does not fade away, it hangs on and can cause significant consequences in social, occupational, and other important areas of your life affecting your ability to function. Long terms chronic stress can lead to long-term chronic anxiety. Anxiety & Stress is a complaint among people irrespective of their age. There can be various reasons for the development of Anxiety & Stress and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.
How does stress affect your health?It can affect your health in many ways. It can cause headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, heart palpitation, skin rashes, loss of sleep.