LIFE IS NOT TO LIVE, BUT TO LIVE WELL
Keeping fit has an obvious importance in the development of one’s personality. And exercise is an integral part in developing your personality. Organic fitness can be achieved through sustained exercise. Exercise increases our strength and improves the efficiency of the cardio-vascular and respiratory system. A balanced and sustained exercise program goes a long way in in producing a good state of organic fitness. Keeping fit should become a way of life. Keeping fit encourages us to adopt respect and love towards understanding our body and caring for it.
Regular exercise will improve your muscle tone, relieve aches and pains and make you supple. Exercise boosts your morale. Exercise improves all round fitness and helps you enjoy your body more. A steady approach to exercise will help to keep your interest and will soon become a part of your life. Exercise improves the efficiency of the heart, increases stamina and gives you strength. It loosens up your daily stress. And if you go to a gym regularly to exercise with fitness equipment or at home gym with equipments like dumbbells, kettlebells, spin bike, recumbent bikes, exercise bikes and many more, it will give you a much needed opportunity for sociable exercise. Exercise aids relaxation. You sometimes may have to force yourself to go to a gym and exercise, but you will always be glad once you’ve been there. Exercise is like an injection of energy and fitness.
Few quotes leading us to the importance of fitness are-
A sound mind in a sound body; if the former be the glory of the latter, the latter is indispensable to the former – Tryon Edwards.
The building of a perfect body crowned by a perfect brain is at once the greatest earthly problem and grandest hope of the race – Dio Lewis.
Half the spiritual difficulties that men and women suffer arise from a morbid state of health – H. W. Beecher.
Health is the soul which animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it – Sir W. Temple.
To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues, we can no longer be useful when not well – Johnson.
Health is certainly more valuable than money, because by health that money is procured; but thousands and millions are small avail to alleviate the tortures of gout, to repair the broken organs of sense, or resuscitate the powers of digestion. Poverty is, indeed, an evil from which we naturally fly; but let us not run from one enemy to another, nor take shelter in the arms of sickness – Johnson.
Never hurry; take plenty of exercise; always be cheerful, and take all the sleep you need, and you may expect to be well – J. F. Clarke.
There is this difference between the two temporal blessings – health and money; money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied; and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health with money, but that the richest would gladly part with all his money for health – Colton.