Peak fitness enables us to perform up to our potential, it can be described as a condition that helps us look and feel our best. It enhances the Heart, Lungs and Muscles, and since what we do with our bodies also effects our minds it influences qualities such as mental alertness and emotional stability. As one undertakes a fitness program, it’s important to remember that fitness is an individual quality that varies from person to person. It is influenced by age, sex, heredity, personal habits, exercise and eating practices. You can’t do anything about the first three factors, however, it is within your power to change and improve the others where needed.

We cannot afford NOT to take care of our bodies. Studies consistently show that how we eat and how we exercise play a major role in how our bodies are affected by most chronic and age-related diseases. Smart nutrition combined with strength training, stretching, and cardiovascular exercise can help us develop a permanent, realistic lifestyle that will translate into better health and more peace of mind.

Focusing on improving day-to-day behaviors instead of relying on cures can not only help people live longer and enjoy life more but also drastically cut the billions of dollars that Americans spend annually on health care.

Sadly, exercise is not well incorporated into the health care system. If the roles of exercise and activity in disease prevention were better understood and that information was applied more readily, we might see a large decrease in the cost of our health care. If we are ever to conquer the rising costs of health care, it will be essential that we shift from a treatment-centered paradigm to a prevention-centered one.

RS Fitness Source is dedicated to help you achieve your wellness objectives. The better we understand our bodies as well as the mechanisms that cause injuries the more committed we are to becoming healthier.