Do you know the difference between fitness and health?
Most people around the world believe being healthy and being fit are one and the same. In reality, they can be separate states of physical being. You can be really fit, and not very healthy, and you can be very healthy and not very fit. The best benefits are found with trying to get a balance out of both sides, this requires us to identify the difference between fitness and health.
- Health has been defined by the World Health Organization as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. It includes aging well, longevity, quality of life, freedom from pain etc.
- Physical fitness refers to the ability of your body systems to work together efficiently to allow you to be healthy and perform activities of daily living.
Physical activity can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce your risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to perform daily activities. Adults who sit less and do any moderate to vigorous physical activity gain some health benefits.
the greatest wealth is health!