Why Try To Improve Overall Fitness?
Overall fitness improves the health of your heart, lungs, mind and entire body.
I’ve found myself answering questions about why I worry about trying to improve overall fitness levels recently. It’s an exciting subject that sometimes leads to conversations about what activity is better for losing weight or getting fit.
I wish I had considered this subject how a little better before I started down the path of trying to get fit. Knowing what I know now may have made the entire process less arduous.
But I guess that’s why we call these things journeys. They take time. But the reason for overall fitness is another matter entirely.
Thoughts On Improving “Overall” Fitness
So far in my trek to learn about fitness, health, and weight loss, these are the activities I’ve tried:
- 5K Run
- 10K Run
- Half marathon
- Swing dance (Laugh if you want, but it’s excellent exercise. Good for your relationship, too.)
- Sprint Triathlon (both pool swim and open water swim)
- Weight lifting
The primary reason I’ve tried so many different activities is to alleviate boredom and to keep my workouts challenging. As you can see, I’ve tried a variety of activities.
After finishing the half marathon, I concluded that I could quickly become bored if all I planned to do was run for the next 20 years, which I didn’t. Besides, running is just plain hard. I wanted to mix some variety with my workouts.
So I decided to cut back on the running but add swimming to my routine. Still an aerobic activity but an entirely different physical demand on the body.