Being fit always brings to mind the idea of bulging muscles, superman strength and a to-die-for athletic built. But more important is wellness which is your body’s ability to resist stress and the stamina for physical and social activities. Being well is the point where your physical ability and faculties are functioning at optimum level. If you’re well, you can achieve peak fitness – the fullest and the optimum potential of your strength and stamina in your activities.
Being well requires you maintain a balanced quantity of calories in your body. Don’t stop eating calorie-rich food just because you’re trying to cut back on your calorie and lose weight. Calories are used in the performance of simple, ordinary tasks. Load up on fiber. It is important for good digestion and bowel movement. Fiber-rich food like wheat bread, unpolished rice, vegetables and fruits give you a feeling of fullness, which reduces the tendency to overeat. Of course, don’t forget your greens. Maintaining a daily vegetable and fruit intake provides you with the necessary vitamins and minerals to beef up your stamina and resistance to disease, ultimately leading to your body’s peak fitness.
Another vitally important wellness component is sleep. Sleep is important as it allows your body to rejuvenate, the tissues to heal, the brain and other organs to slow down in their function. A good night’s sleep spells more energy the next day, a more enthusiastic, active YOU. Enough sleep allows you and your body to function optimally, to your fullest potential. It is the body’s means to recharge itself.