Many people have used the term wellness to emphasize that positive health is much more than simply being free from illness - there is an additional quality to maintaining a health well-being. I use the term fitness to try and capture this same concept. Fitness is a condition reached through striving for optimal quality of life in all aspects: social, mental, psychological, spiritual, and physical. These aspects of fitness are interrelated: a high level in one of the areas enhances other areas, and conversely, a low level in any area restricts the accomplishments possible in other areas. Physical activity can also contribute to learning ability and forming relationships.
Fitness and health can also be defined as being alive with no major health problems. The primary health goals are to avoid premature death, or to delay death by avoiding a preventable disease. However, the components related to these goals include heredity, environment, habits, and general health status. Actions and behaviors that contribute to a healthy life are regular exercise, nutrition, adequate sleep, no tobacco use, no excess alcohol use, and of course, avoiding the use of non-essential drugs.
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