Physical fitness

phys.i.cal / fit.ness

|ˈfizikəl||ˈfitnis|
n.noun

The medical dictionary describes physical fitness as, "A state of physiologic well being that is achieved through a combination of good diet, regular physical exercise, and other practices that promote good health."

Physical fitness is an often overlooked, yet fundamentally significant, activity that is essential for the physical and mental health of any individual. Physical fitness not only improves the appearance of a person's body, but improves their mental state as well. Moreover, a person who regularly participates in physical fitness lives a healthy, well-balanced and lengthy lifetime.

A person's physical fitness plays a significant role in their state of mental health. A person's bodily fitness may be their foundation of happiness and productivity, or their reason for psychological struggles. Physical fitness plays such a significant role, in fact, that those who don't participate in physical fitness are often misdiagnosed with psychological disorders, such as depression or bi-polar disorder. In short, those who participate in an active lifestyle are happier than those who don't. This is mainly due to the healthy, mental components that physical fitness promotes.

To summarize, living an active lifestyle, one that promotes the physical fitness of an individual, brings about positivity in all facets of their life. It should be noted that not every individual who participates in an active lifestyle is free of psychological ailment. However, through the involvement of living actively, a person is more likely to achieve personal and mental satisfaction.