Patient discussion about fit

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Q. I mean what this fitness is all about…..

I know nutritious diet is important for good health but why is the need for fitness …..I mean what this fitness is all about…..
A1Fitness can help you live longer and has been proven to help the body, muscles, bones not age as much as if you were inactive...
A2Once you get good nutritious food it doesn’t mean that you are fit. When you eat anything it must be used and if it stores then it causes trouble. Fitness is the body`s ability to function adequately and reliably all day and in all times. If your good diet cannot give you this then you are not fit and you must do something to make yourself fit.

Q. What does the concept of fitness stands for?

A1Dagmar said it well.
A2Physical fitness is now defined as the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.

Eventually, fitness depends on the requirments you pose to your body - if you only go fishing, it'd be a bit different than if you work in construction.

Q. what does fitness include?

AThe term 'fitness' refers to general fitness (a state of health and well-being) and specific fitness (the ability to perform specific aspects of sports or occupations).Physical fitness is the functioning of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and muscles to function at optimum efficiency, therefore, it is now defined as the body’s ability to function efficiently.

Q. When someone says he'd like to keep his fitness , what does he mean? how does one keep his fitness?

ATraining, that’s the key. Regular, varied and planned exercise program is usually essential to keep one’s fitness. In addition, appropriate nutrition and avoiding hazardous lifestyle habits (e.g. smoking, drugs etc.) also help.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseandphysicalfitness.html

Q. Why is it so hip to be thin and fit???? not everyone can be as thin and as fit as the society demands? was

it always like that ? because i feel like if you are gaining a little extra pounds you are doomed !!! people condem you as a less better man in the good case .. in the worst case you won't have friends ....
Ai think that the in the biological way of thinking - people are attracted to what seems healthy, it has more chance of giving healthy child that will survive. in African cultures that food is scarce- being big considered to be healthy and attractive. in our culture- being over weight means unhealthy, but so is too skinny. so going back and forth with a few ponds is fine. but the two extreme situations are unattractive for most men.

Q. Any one here to give suggestions for Fit Pregnancy?

Any one here to give suggestions for Fit Pregnancy? This time around, I would like to avoid a 65 pound weight gain. Though I lost the weight, it took a lot of time and was hard on my self-esteem. We've since changed our lifestyles, taking out fried, breaded foods and trying to make healthy choices and get exercise but I'm afraid I'm going to slip back into old habits (darn these cravings!) I'd like to have a healthy, fit pregnancy and am open to any suggestions my fellow moms might have. What did you do to keep your weight gain from sky rocketing (as mine did) and to keep your body fit?
A1if you ask me- tempering with your diet is not a good idea while pregnant. maybe not eating junk food and high cholesterol food, but all the other- you need it. if you still want to do it, do it with a nutritionist supervision. but i think sport should be a good idea.
here is a wonderful site you should know:

http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/two.htm

congrats on the coming baby!!
A2Portion control is what worked best for my cousin. She had a problem with drinking 2 quarts of juice daily with her first pregnancy. She cut out so much other stuff that she kept reaching for "healthy" juice - but that has a ton of sugar and calories. With her last pregnancy she cut back on juices and added lots of water, and she didn't gain nearly as much weight. As for exercise, she basically just walked a lot. She also weighed herself daily to keep on track with the 1 lb per week recommendation (after the 12th week) - and didn't hate herself when she went over that once or twice.

Q. How to Get Fit with Gravity, any experienced one here?

I am planning to buy a gravity machine because some one told that it is the cheap and best machine to keep me fit. How to Get Fit with Gravity, any experienced one here?
A1it all depends on what you do with it. people buy all sort of machinery in order to help them get in shape, but most of my friends that done it have the machine standing in the garage collecting dust. so i suggest going to a gym, and create a group of friends to come along with you so you'll be more motivated.
A2Your decision is good. Why I say like that is because the fitness industry has produced another machine that will no doubt find its way into most gyms. A gravity machine - looking something like a hack squat machine and leg press - is being used in group sessions as well as individually. There are other ways to make gravity your workout partner - and here are some of the best. The Squat Most people think: Big guys, big weights, hurt knees. It doesn't have to be this way. The squat is one of the most functional movements you can do (how many elderly people do you know who struggle to get up out of a chair?). Squats (without weights - sometimes called "Air Squats") are a fantastic movement to master. When done rapidly with high repetition, the movement will have you gasping for breath and begging for a break from the lactic acid build-up.
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