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Benefits of Physical Fitness for Personal Development

Physical activity or exercise can improve our health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases.

Why physical fitness is Important? Physical activity or exercise can improve our health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like 2 types of diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life.

Personal development can seem like a daunting task when we think about all the improvements we want to make in every area of our life: health, money, career, relationships, education, family, travel/leisure, sports, spiritual growth and so on.

We often think of our personal fitness as being all about “workouts and nutrition” – but TRUE FITNESS is much more about PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT….

There are so many benefits of physical fitness. It keeps our muscles and bones strong, controls our weight, disease proofs our body, improves our mood, improves brain function, helps us to sleep better, boosts energy and improves our sex life.

And of course, there’s confidence, which is perhaps the most underrated benefit of being in shape. Nothing boosts our confidence like practicing the habit and discipline of exercise and reaping the rewards – having a level of energetic health and a feel-good body we love. Simply put, fitness can make us happier and help us enjoy all of life more. That is because there are key personal development benefits in good physical fitness. Honing the mind, creating self-discipline, treating the body with respect and setting and achieving goals are all excellent attributes to cultivate.

Set Goals

Exercise: Physical or mental activity that keeps us healthy and strong.

Love Yourself: Self-love is accepting yourself the way you are, knowing that you are worth the way you are while striving for better because you deserve it.

Focus on Fitness: physical fitness is a condition that allows the body to effectively cope with the demands of daily activities and still has the energy to enjoy other active leisure activities.

Rest and Relax: The rest and allow yourself to become calm; rest from work or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious.

Eat Right: Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy.

Smile: An expression on your face in which the corners of your mouth turn up,
showing happiness, pleasure, etc….

Portray Positive: To portray a person is to show who that person is, giving a sense of their personality or character. Often, famous people don’t like how they’re portrayed.

Enjoy Life: Single is not a status. It is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others. So, enjoy every moment.

Care for Others: Caring is someone or something that shows kindness and concern for others. A person who is concerned about others and who does kind things for them is an example of someone who would be described as caring.

Tell Yourself you can do this

The physical body is an excellent place to learn and develop the principles of personal development. We can see it and measure it. Progress or lack of it is easily apparent.

So many people do not see results because they set weak goals with weak intentions and give up far too easily.

General Physical Skill/Crossfit

Cardiovascular Respiratory Endurance: The ability of the body system to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.

Stamina: The ability of body system to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.

Strength: The ability to muscular unit, or combination of muscular units to apply force.

Power: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.

Speed: The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.

Coordination: The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into singular distinct movements.

Balance: The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.

Somehow we have forgotten that our most important asset is our body and its health and wellness. We cannot reach our goals, do our work or fulfill our mission and purpose in life if our bodies cannot support us.

There is no mystery as to what is required to succeed. Proper exercise supported by real food is what it takes over a long period of time. We will see the results if we stick to it.

Once we learn to master the art of goal setting, hone our self- discipline along with developing higher motivation levels we will be able to set our mind to other life goals.

The importance of physical fitness goes beyond mere physical benefits. The body and mind are deeply interconnected. The benefits of physical fitness are that it sets the tone of constant improvement in a very tangible manner and it has a flow-on effect throughout the rest of our life.


We will not only be stronger and fitter, but calmer, happier and saner as well. Try it and see for yourself how well it works.

“Exercise is medicine. Literally, Just like a pill, it reliably changes brain function by altering the activity of key brain chemicals and hormones”

Ansari Arzoo

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