Living a life that is filled with good health, fitness, and mental well-being requires regularly exercising, consuming a well-balanced whole foods diet, and taking the time to calm and center the mind.
A few statistics may provide you with a better understanding of the general fitness level of the average American living in the United States today. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that approximately two-thirds of all Americans are considered over weight, and of the two-thirds, nearly one-third are considered obese.
These two statistics alone highlight, and represent, the epidemic of poor health that a large majority of Americans are facing today. Simply put, most Americans, including both adults and children alike, are not living a healthy lifestyle. General fitness, as defined by our website, includes consistently incorporating a healthy and nutritious whole foods diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, and mental stability and well-being into one's daily lifestyle.
Since the words "general fitness" encompass such a large concept, virtually everyone can determine an approach that best facilitates their own definition of what living a healthy lifestyle means. This being said, in general, most individuals will already have a certain perception in their minds of what "getting healthy" involves.
While many of these common sense perceptions may be valid, there are several less-obvious ways in which one can go about improving their overall general fitness level. The intent of our website is to provide our visitors with a number of different tips, articles, techniques, and approaches that can be implemented immediately into virtually any type of lifestyle, regardless of age, gender, or current level of health.
Our Mission at FitnessHealth101
Our primary goal at Fitnesshealth101 is to adequately explain and outline every factor that is involved in obtaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This includes dietary intake, exercise and physical activity, and a variety of mental aspects associated with the challenges of making a positive change to one's lifestyle.
Actively choosing to focus on improving your overall level of general health and fitness requires not only physical changes, but mental modifications as well. Being lazy, out of shape and mentally unfit is easy to accomplish. Why? Because it takes little to no effort. This fact can be readily supported by simply viewing the statistics detailing the incredibly small percentage of individuals who actually lead a healthy lifestyle.
By knowing ahead of time that truly becoming physically fit requires effort, focus, discipline and determination, you will be better prepared to achieve your own personal fitness goals.
Our website is designed to facilitate the needs of all individuals that are interested in improving their overall level of physical fitness. This includes everyone from the severely obese to the person who is already physically fit and simply looking to add to their breadth of knowledge. It is also our intent to avoid discussions associated with any unproven approaches or gimmicks relevant to obtaining good health.
A recent study conducted by Matthew Reeves of Michigan State University concluded that approximately 3% of Americans consistently lead a "healthy" lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle, as defined by Reeves, is a lifestyle that includes a healthy and nutritious diet, a healthy weight level, and a minimum of thirty minutes of physical exercise five days a week.
This being said, there is definitely a "right way" and a "wrong way" to go about improving your overall health and fitness level. The tips and strategies offered on our website have been extensively researched and have been proven to be a safe and effective approach to improving your health, fitness, and mental well-being. While there may be differing opinions among the various medical and fitness communities, in relation to some of the more detailed aspects of fitness, the approaches and ideas presented on our website will focus solely on the most widely accepted, statistically-proven methods available.
It is highly recommended that our users routinely revisit our website on a regular basis, as we will be constantly updating our content. Furthermore, our goal is to provide the most up-to-date and accurate fitness, health, and mental well-being information available as results from ongoing research and medical studies are constantly being generated.
This, in turn, allows us the ability to continually update our website with the most current breakthroughs associated with good health, fitness, and mental well-being. To this end, our single most important goal is to keep pace with this flow of information and knowledge, and thereafter present it to you as quickly as possible and in a clear and concise manner.
Remember, while we can provide you with all of the latest research related to good health and fitness, it is ultimately up to you to take the time to read the information and thereafter, implement the techniques and approaches into your daily lifestyle.
By taking the time to educate yourself on the various techniques associated with obtaining a level of good general fitness and mental wellness, you have already taken a very large and important first step. We encourage you to use this information to put yourself in the best possible position to succeed in your efforts to improve your overall level of fitness.