As we ‘run’ towards the 23rd September 2020, we approach an important landmark in the UK calendar. It is National Fitness Day. So if you are now wondering, “how fit am I?” it begs a pivotal question which is, what in fact does it mean to be fit?
Believe it or not there is no standard definition of physical fitness. If we use the dictionary definition of fitness we get:
The above definitions are not really useful, as they fail to take into account fitness from both a physical and mental health perspective. However, for the purpose of today's conversation, we are only concentrating on physical fitness and let’s bring this back to a practical level.
If you can run a marathon but can’t touch your toes, are you fit? If you can stand on one leg with your eyes closed for two minutes but have a resting heart rate of 95 beats per...