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Physical and Mental Fitness

Fitness can be defined as the state of being physical fit and mentally stable. Fitness is a relative measure of physical performance, often compared to some type of standard measurement. Our ability to perform and carry out routine physical activities and the physical demands of daily life without experiencing undue fatigue or physical injury, is an integral and critical part of maintaining good physical and mental health.

Getting Enough Water?

Water is far too important to be overlooked and taken for granted. Water makes up most of the world's surface and accounts for more than 75% of an adult's body. After oxygen, water is the most important nutrient the body needs in order to function correctly. Blood and muscles are mostly made of water and many other areas including skin, bone and fat contain water.

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Fitness

What is mental and physical fitness?
In order for a person to be well-adjusted, healthy, and achieve their full potential, they need to reach and sustain the best mental and physical fitness state possible.

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Top 8 Best Exercises to Burn Belly Fat

Having a well-balanced body with a slim waist is always a dream of each man and woman. However, this is not an easy task to reach, especially to reduce belly fat. Abdominal fat greatly affects your aesthetic and your health, so if possible, burn them right away. Most people realize that during weight loss, belly fat is the hardest to change.

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Different body shapes

Which body type are you?
As we look around, we see that the human body comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. A person's can be tall, short, thin, curvy, muscular, or rounded, and have body shapes that resemble an apple, a pear, a ruler, or an hourglass. Body shape, or figure, includes a person's skeletal structure or build, and the distribution of muscle and fat, including quantity of fat, on the body. Each body type has its pros and cons.

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Lower back pain condition

The most common cause of lower back lumbar pain or backache is usually a muscle strain or other soft tissue damage. This type of condition is usually not serious but can be uncomfortable, or severely painful and debilitating. Lower back pain from a muscle strain will usually get better within a few days to few weeks of simple care. Misalignment of a lumbar vertebrae in the spine is also common.

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Good Posture and Alignmen

Improve your posture and alignment
Maintaining good posture, and proper body alignment, balance, and positioning while you are standing, sitting or laying down is vital to sustain a physically fit and healthy body.

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Smoking can cause back pain and joint problems

People who smoke are more likely to develop back pain than those who don't smoke. Although smoking is not the root cause of sore back, it is a significant risk factor associated with back pain and problems with bones.

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Mental Activity and Exercise

The brain is constantly changing, learning, adapting, strengthening and rewiring connections throughout our life. It's important to exercise your body and your brain, for they are connected.

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What is mental and physical fitness and why our choices matter?

What is fitness, and why is it so important that we strive to achieve it throughout our lives? Fitness can be defined as a condition or state of being, both physically and mentally fit and healthy.

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5 Beginner Tips for Strength Running

In order to build muscle throughout your entire body, strength running is extremely important. It’s a fantastic way to build muscle in your lower and upper body if done correctly. Strength running involves running with or without weights to gain much needed muscle throughout the body. However, if not done correctly, it’s possible to lose muscle mass through this exercise.

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Happy Movements

It’s no secret that spending too much time sitting or lying down can have numerous unhealthy physical and emotional effects, especially when it is done for a long period of time. Unfortunately, health problems caused by living a relatively inactive and sedentary lifestyle continue to grow. Sure it feels good and who doesn’t want that, but at a certain point it’s really bad for you.

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Exercising vigorously vs. physical activities throughout the day

Staying active and exercising are key components towards many things including weight loss, being physically fit, and sustaining a healthy lifestyle. To achieve your goals, you need to look at how much energy/calories you are consuming, how much energy/calories you are burning, and the amount of physical activity you are doing per day. First, how many calories you are burning each day breaks down into two parts.

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Maintaining good health is an essential part of achieving happiness and success in life. Pain and discomfort can stop you from living an active and productive lifestyle, because when the body doesn’t feel good, the mind doesn’t either.

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