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Fitness: Why is it so important?1 min read

Fitness: Why is it so important?<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

Good nutrition and adequate physical activity are far more important than we think.

The amount of exercise an individual gets affects their nutritional status and overall health. In turn, diet and nutritional status can influence exercise performance.

A good level of fitness reduces the risk of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and obesity. Whether your goal is to maintain your health or to compete in an athletic event, good nutrition provides a launching pad from which physical fitness can be improved.

The right mixture of energy-yielding nutrients carbohydrate, fat and protein enhances the performance of the body.

So what are the benefits?

Cardio
Stronger heart, more efficient intake, transport and use of oxygen and removal of waste products, improved weight management.

Muscle strength and endurance
Improved body composition, improved posture and muscle tone, stronger ligaments and tendons, increased bone density.

Flexibility
Improved mobility and range of motion, reduced risk of injury and improved posture.

Motor skills
Improved balance, co-ordination, speed and power.

 

 

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