In this article, we will try to answer the question ‘why do we need to get physically fit’? Is it really a need? Can we live normally if we are not physically fit? For me, it is not a need like food or water. We can live without it, but it is still important.
Before we know why we need to get physically fit
We need to have the knowledge to know if a person is physically fit. There are ways to know if a person is physically fit. One way is through the body mass index or BMI. BMI is the measure of body fat based on the height and weight. It usually determine the risk of some disease, but can also be used to know if someone is physically fit.To get the BMI, you need to get the person’s height, weight and age. From this, you can know if you are malnourished, fit or obese.
You can also know the fitness of the person if he gets easily tired or if he can endure a long distance run or some physical activities. Try running for a few minutes. Did you get tired easily or do you think you can run longer? Try lifting some weights. After lifting an average weight for a few minutes, did you get tired already? These are some ways to know if a person is physically fit. However, we should also consider the person’s age.
We need to get fit for some various reasons. Try asking the people who goes to the gym ‘why do they go to the gym’ and they will give you different answers, because they have different motivations. One sure answer will be ‘to get fit’. The next question is ‘why do you need to get fit’. There will be different answers again, but here are the main reasons why.
It is for physical purposes.
We need to clarify that a bit, because that is a very broad topic. The physical purpose here may refer to the following:
- You look better when you are fit. You look like someone who can protect yourself. Trust me, that is a great thing. People won’t dare mess with you when you look like someone who go to the gym or someone who can defend yourself.
The looks also includes being able to show off your muscles or body to people. Having muscles usually mean that you have more strength than most. To the men, this may mean you are stronger, and to the women, this means you are ‘sexier’ than the others. Continue reading “Advantages of Being Physically Fit”