What is Health and What is the Difference Between Health and Wellness
Fitness is a broad term that encompasses many things including mental health, physical fitness, and emotional and behavioral health.
What does it mean to fit your body? Finding discrete definitions is rather difficult. According to the dictionary, fitness is “the quality or condition of the body. The definition of « fit » is « physically and mentally healthy. » If you think this word is a bit vague, you are not alone. According to
exercise experts, this makes sense. Fitness doesn’t necessarily mean being an ultramarathoner or being able to do one or a hundred push-ups. Fitness can mean different things to different people.
« For me, fitness is above all about feeling good and being able to move without pain. » True fitness is doing what you love to do and feeling fit and healthy enough to live the lifestyle you want. Can I play with my children or grandchildren? If Inca Trail hiking is on your bucket list, can you do it? How do you feel after a day in the garden? Can you climb all the ladders you need in life without running out of breath or taking a break?

Most people think of it as the same as having a healthy and good body. In fact, they can be distinct states of physical existence. You may be healthy but not very healthy. Or it could be very healthy but not very healthy. The greatest benefits come from trying to find a balance between the two, which requires recognizing the difference between health and wellness. Let’s define the

difference. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not simply the absence of disease or infirmity. These include good aging, longevity, quality of life, no pain, and more.
Physical fitness, on the other hand, is defined as a set of qualities that people have or achieve with respect to the ability to perform physical activities. There are many components to fitness and the following factors should be considered when discussing your fitness level:

  • Endurance (Cardiovascular and Cardio-Respiratory ): This is your body’s ability to use and deliver oxygen to the body.
  • Stamina (Muscular Endurance ): This is your body’s ability to store, process, and use energy.
  • Strength: This is the ability of your muscles or a muscular unit to apply force.
  • Flexibility: The ability to maximize the range of motion of a joint.
  • Power: The ability of your muscles to maximize their strength in a minimum amount of time.
  • Speed : The ability to minimize the amount of time it takes you to accomplish a task or movement.
  • Coordination: The ability to combine several different movement patterns in a single distinct movement.
  • Accuracy: The ability to control a movement in a given direction or intensity.
  • Agility: The ability to minimize the time going from one movement to another.
  • Balance: The ability to control the center of gravity of your body in relation to your support base.

Fitness includes activities that stimulate various body systems and maintain certain conditions within the body. Health, on the other hand, affects all body systems and is only achieved through a healthy lifestyle.
For example, if my clients tell me that they neglect proper nutrition, ignore their fat content and eat mostly processed foods, then no amount of exercise in the world can reverse the damage from this lifestyle.
Exercise does not reverse chemical damage or improve immune system damage or weakness caused by low-fat foods. Only proper nutrition can keep you healthy. Of course, fitness also supports health and can improve health if it is part of the way of lifestyle. Our health is mainly the result of thousands of daily food solutions.
If you continue your privacy on your health care or return to the track, do this simple question. « I am appropriate, healthy, or right on the road. » If your answers are « just fit », include other aspects of well-being in a full plan to rotate the combination of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
If you are only useful to your doctor, please ask yourself, what can I do to achieve a bigger and living life completely? Health is good, but if you can not upload the stairs, or do not work all day, and do not tired, or enjoy your vacation? Talk to your physical therapist and set both your health and fitness/performance goals so they can solve both sides of the equation. Then step back and watch you prosper.