Health related and mental fitness

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The benefits of walking and rambling groups

The purest form of staying fit and healthy is to walk more. In today’s society technology has resulted in many jobs being done with less effort than in previous years. Yet when people did things with more effort the benefit was that the heart was being regularly exercised. Simple tasks like reading the paper over […]

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The Marathon

The marathon is most probably one of the most famous races in the world. It is seen as a test of stamina that most normal people can achieve yet in order to do so they have to get themselves in peak physical condition in order that they complete this test of stamina. It is closely […]

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The growing popularity of Yoga

Yoga is a form of health related exercise that has become more and more popular in recent years. There is no doubting the physical benefits of the exercise as is it produces a more flexible body by the controlled stretches it encourages. It also has great cardiovascular benefits as it trains the participators breathing patterns. […]

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Modern day health clubs

Health clubs can be traced back as far as the middle of the 20th century. As the health industry has grown through the 20th and 21st centuries people have become more concerned about their own general health. Greater education about the benefits of a healthy life style plus people earning higher salaries has resulted in […]

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The martial arts and mental srength

The martial arts are sports and activities that require great amounts of mental strength. There are so many occasions in the participation of these sports where it is a case of mind over matter for the competitor to succeed. This is particularly relevant with Karate. One of the main philosophies of Karate is that the […]

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Activities associated with mental fitness

Sometimes mental fitness is associated with physical fitness. This is based along the theory that a strong body leads to a strong mind. Increase in physical activity releases oxygen to the brain which makes it work more efficiently. Physical activity also releases endorphins to the brain which is a chemical which produces a “feel-good” experience. […]

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What is health related fitness

Health related fitness is quite a complex area and can have totally different meanings to different groups of people. However, if one divides it into broad components one particular area may be more important to one particular group of people than another. The main components of health related fitness are stamina, strength, flexibility, muscular endurance […]

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