Your Body's Full Potential
Being fit always brings to mind the idea of bulging muscles, superman
strength and a to-die-for athletic built. But
more importantly means the body's resistance level and stamina for
physical activities. And peak
the point wherein your physical ability and faculties are functioning
at optimum level. Peak
means achieving the fullest and the optimum potential of your strength
and stamina in your activities.
contrary to what most people think that peak
only for the young, any middle-aged individual can still achieve peak
given the conditions of his body. Achieving peak
does not only mean working on a good body built and having the energy
and the muscles to do hard, manual, physical labor. It also means
following good health habits designed not only to build and develop
your muscles, but sustain your body with the energy and the
requirements needed for the performance of your tasks to your fullest
a balanced quantity of calories in your body. Don't stop eating
calorie-rich food just because you're trying to cut back on your
calorie and lose weight. Calories are used in the performance of
simple, ordinary tasks. Load up on fiber. It is important for good
digestion and bowel movement. Fiber-rich food like wheatbread,
unpolished rice, vegetables and fruits give you a feeling of fullness,
which reduces the tendency to overeat. Of course, don't forget your
greens. Maintaining a daily vegetable and fruit intake provides you
with the necessary vitamins and minerals to beef up your stamina and
resistance to disease, ultimately leading to your body's peak fitness.
sedentary lifestyle. Be mobile. Exercise and be active. Keeping your
body used to physical activity and an active lifestyle develops the
muscles and strengthens your body's capacity to do certain tasks.
Sedate individuals do not only gain more flab in their middle; they are
also more prone to injuries and illness. Ten minutes of routine
exercise everyday - from something as simple as taking the stairs to
stretching and working on the treadmill can help your body maintain its
level. Of course, remember not to abuse your body. Have moments for
lazing around and relaxing those muscles of yours. Too much and too
little of anything is bad.
yourself enough sleep. Sleep is important as it allows your body to
rejuvenate, the tissues to heal, the brain and other organs to slow
down in their function. A good night's sleep spells more energy the
next day, a more enthusiastic, active YOU. Enough sleep allows you and
your body to function optimally, to your fullest potential. It is the
body's means to recharge itself.
easiest measure to check your peak
level is your body's ability to respond to stress. More so, peak
your body's ability to respond to emergencies. A well-oiled machine
should be able to function without the 'clicks' and the 'thuds'. Our
body should be able to do its work in much the same way.
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