Health & Fitness

Awareness of Health Strategies

fITNESS & HEALTH Definition

The definition of health-related fitness involves exercise activities that you do in order to try to improve your physical health and stay healthy, particularly in the categories of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance and body composition.


What is the difference of fitness & health



Health’ is a general term describing the overall status of a person. Being ‘in good health’ implies being free from illness or disease, and not suffering from any impairment or pain. It’s rather vague, but being healthy does not necessarily mean that you are fit. And health can be affected by many things – food, environment, disease etc.

‘Fitness’ on the other hand, is more a measure of the amount of physical capability than a measure of well being. Fitness is almost entirely a result of action. Certainly food and drink can influence fitness. But the main way of increasing fitness is through exercise. And increasing your fitness has been shown to boost health is so many different ways -reduction in risk of cardiovascualr disease, reduction in the risk of contracting many cancers, and boosting the immune system being just three of them.

It may seem like a question of semantics, but it IS important to know the difference between health and fitness. Being healthy is seen by most people as something that they can’t influence.

But fitness is something which is completely within the control of every person. Everyone (even Olympic athletes!) can improve their fitness by doing more of the correct sort of exercise. Vigorous cardiovascular exercise increases cardiovascular fitness, so that the more you do, the more you are able to do. Obviously you don’t want to go overboard – that’s a good way of getting injured. Just a steady progression of doing a little bit more each time you exercise



  • You’re either lucky to have good health, or you’ re not, right?