Fitness-crazy offers health and fitness articles as well as other resources. Learn how to get fit, slim, big, strong, fast, and just generally healthy. We upload new articles regularly and we make sure that published resources are kept up to date. Every single article is written by someone with appropriate qualifications to make sure that you
always get the best advice.
Moreover, our site is designed to be particularly beginner-friendly, easy to navigate, and with beautiful, inspirational photographs. As a beginner, just start with What is Fitness? and we will walk you through the basics in no time.
What Constitutes Fitness?
The word fitness combines two concepts: health and physical performance. Being "fit" clearly means different things to different people. It is dependent on your chosen activities, lifestyle, and age. A competitive athlete may be said to lack fitness even when his or her fitness level is well above what most people would ever come close to achieving.
The health aspect of fitness refers to:
- Aerobic fitness
- Muscular fitness
- Body composition
The performance aspect of fitness refers to:
- Reaction time
One of the first things you need to do is to identify your particular fitness goals. These goals will help you to design an exercise and nutritional program specifically suited for you — whether your goal is to be a professional long distance runner, an amateur bodybuilder, or just a healthy stay-at-home mom.
Becoming Fit and Healthy
Fitness is affected by many different factors, so many in fact that no one's situation is quite the same. These factors include exercise, nutrition, sleep, genetics, personal history, motivation, and even environmental factors like geographical location. Clearly, some things are more in your control than others are. The bottom line is, everyone can be fit, but some will require more effort (or a different kind of effort) than others.
The health and fitness articles on our site will focus on the things you CAN control, and in particular physical activity and nutrition. You can read more by navigating through the menus on the left, and we hope you enjoy the site as much as we are enjoying making it!