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Fitness is the condition in which someone is in good or even peak physical health. This is due to eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet, as well as finding a solid and sustain...
The fundamentals of staying fit for life Fitness is the condition in which someone is in good or even peak physical health. This is due to eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet, as well as finding a solid and sustainable exercise regimen. The attention to physical fitness can also help boost mental and emotional well-being.

Maximizing your fitness is in your hands. That means it’s important to do your best and be diligent about maintaining consistent fitness. Find the best way to maintain optimum fitness for the duration of your life. It’s to your advantage.

Learning the basics of proper nutrition is critical

Understanding the basics in nutrition can give you the tools you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 1 Come to a solid understanding of all of the food groups, which include dairy, meat, grain and fruits and vegetables. Fuel your body with proper portion sizes. Eat nutrient-rich foods to fuel your body with the least amount of calories so that you can avoid gaining excess weight. This will help you stay fit for life.

Drink plenty of water to flush your body of toxins and ensure that all your physical functions work properly. This also helps your body stay hydrated. Your body exhibits hunger signals when dehydrated, so you may avoid eating excess food if you drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Finding the right physical exercise for optimum fitness

Find a physical activity or two that keeps you interested in fitness. Your physical activity can be as simple as walking 30 minutes each day. You can even break your walks into smaller segments to ensure you get your exercise in if your schedule is tight. Commit to a physical fitness regimen that involves cardiovascular, strength and balance conditioning. This workout plan helps you increase your chances at preventing diabetes, cancer and other dangerous diseases, which may endanger your health or even cause an early death.2

Examples of exercises that you can do include walking, running, swimming, lifting weights and practicing yoga, along with many other physical activities that will help you stay fit for life.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Nutrition Basics," 2011. 2 U.S. National Library of Medicine, "Exercise and Physical Fitness," 2012. The above is provided as general information only. It is not intended to diagnose or recommend treatment of any illness, disease or condition. You should consult a qualified medical professional if you have questions or need more information.

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