Many people use the phrase “I want to get FIT” but if you asked what they mean by that, they may say “What do you mean?” Being physically fit has different meanings for different people and normally relates to how they feel and look.
Physical fitness refers to the ability of your body systems to work together efficiently to allow you to be healthy and perform activities of daily living.
Being efficient means doing daily activities with the least effort possible.
- A “fit” person can perform schoolwork, meet home/ other responsibilities, and still have enough energy to enjoy sport and other leisure activities
- A “fit” person can also respond to emergencies – for example, by running to get help or aiding a friend in distress