Society nowadays produces a high level of stress and general fatigue due to the demanding rhythm of work and even the stress of the everyday activities. Bad eating habits also contribute to a sense of lassitude and lack of energy. Health is no longer synonymous of not being ill; today healthy people are those who are physically and mentally prepared to be able to sustain the world of stress and effort.
In order to obtain a good level of fitness all the stress and fatigue elements must be avoided. You cannot possibly start a fitness programme if you are exhausted by other factors. You must try and get rid of these first, then slowly start the health programme. Rushing straight into a crash fitness course will only exhaust you further.
Unfortunately some women are mislead by the fact that they think muscle will add weight on the body. This is not true; muscles keep the body toned and have less mass than the same amount in fat. People also think that the more tiring the exercises, the more beneficial, this too, is false, exercising has to be specific and not necessarily exhausting. You should be trying to exercise to keep fit not to become a professional athlete! It is essential that all exercise must be done gradually and adapted to each persons needs. Exercise must be enjoyed and considered as a partner in keeping young and well, not as a strenuous workout program that we cant wait to get over with!
Finally, the nutritional aspect of health and fitness is fundamental. In general we tend to think that once we have replenished our stomachs we have done all we need for our bodies. It is however, important to think of food on an energy and nutritional level, how and what we eat will interact with our body and metabolism. Greater care should be taken to understand what food nutrients our body needs in order to live a healthier life.