FIT FOR LIFE

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What does it mean to be FIT FOR LIFE? 

For one, it means that the aim of the fitness program is to give you the abilities to handle the tasks of your day-to-day schedule and the demands that you place on your body in your normal daily routines.  Whether it is strength, endurance or stamina, as well as balance and coordination, your fitness program should enhance each category according to your specific needs. 

Secondly, the exercises you do today and the exercises you do 20 or 30 years from now should be identical, only varying in degree.  This very simple domain measures the longevity of an exercise regimen.  Your ability to pick things up is something that you should never lose, therefore it is beneficial to learn how to do it properly.  Your ability to sit down and stand up without assistance is something you should never lose, therefore it is beneficial to learn how to do it properly and maintain that ability throughout your life.  The same applies to pulling or pushing objects in various planes of movement. 

Excel in the variety of movement, not just in one particular movement.  This is the key to fitness, which is a fundamental aspect of proper health.