Key Components of Physical Fitness

The 6 Key Components of Physical Fitness

Many of us are overwhelmed nowadays for getting stronger muscles, more strength, and higher energy levels etc. But there is a problem! Most of us don’t know where to start with? Before that, it makes sense that you should be aware of certain key components related to physical fitness.

These key components of physical fitness define a set of features that a person should take care of while starting his/her fitness regime. While choosing your physical activities, you should take care that you are enjoying it and it is taking into account components of physical fitness.

Key Components of Physical Fitness:

  1. Muscle Development

    Muscle Development: Key Component of Fitness

It is one of the most important components. Any kind of exercises you perform should develop your muscles. You should burn calories in order to avoid accumulation of fat in the body. Stronger muscles provide you more strength. You are less likely to catch various diseases as compared to the one who doesn’t perform exercises.


  1. Endurance

    Endurance: Key Components of Fitness

It refers to the ability of the body to engage in a physical activity for a long time. This is developed by performing it with increasing resistance over a period of time. Aerobic exercises and long country runs are a good source of developing endurance. This also helps in maintaining good health of the heart.


  1. Flexibility

    Flexibility: Key Components of Fitness

It is the ability of our body to move the joints and body parts through a wide range of motion. It is quite necessary for the movement of muscles in various sports. To develop and enhance flexibility, you should perform various stretching exercises.


  1. Reaction Time

    Reaction Time: Key Components of Fitness

That’s how fast and quickly you respond to a stimulus. It is much more of a genetic factor and it can be developed to a certain limit by engaging in some sports that require a quick response. Examples of some of these are football, volleyball, athletes starting race on the shot of bullet and much more.


  1. Rest and Relaxation

    Rest and Relaxation: Key Components of Fitness

After loads of exercises and sports, you need proper rest to rejuvenate your energy. It is mostly overlooked by many people. Instead, the body and muscles actually develop while resting and relaxing. The body requires more oxygen after exercises and sports to meet the demand of lungs and heart. Therefore, Yoga, meditation and Pilates can allow you to rest properly.

  1. Sleep

    Sleep: Key Components of Fitness

So, whatever above mentioned things you may try; but the importance of sleep cannot be neglected. Sufficient hours of sleep are very necessary for a good health. If you are not taking enough sleep then it can affect and degrade your overall health! You must ensure 6-8 hours of sleep every day for normal functioning of your body.


Hence, keeping the above key components of fitness in mind you may choose to do as many exercises as possible according to the time you have.

Make your life healthy and disease free!


Myths related to sex

Revealed: 5 Most Common Fitness Myths

We are surrounded by information at all times and taking into account the topic of fitness there are quite a number of fitness myths that need to tackled.
The 21st century is the information age and the person equipped with ‘right’ information and its proper channelling can well discriminate between what is right and what is wrong, what is a fact and what is a fiction and what is the truth and what is the myth!
Here are some of the common myths:

Myth- 1:

Lifting weights extremely slowly helps you build far stronger muscles

Myth-1: Slowly lifting is not going to benefit much
Slowly lifting is not going to benefit much

It is exactly the opposite. Repetitions are not to be done slowly and steadily. Faster the frequency of repetitions more will be the muscle growth as it helps in developing your muscles against resistance and eventually improves your stamina and strength.

Myth- 2:

The ideal number of repetitions is about 10

Myth-2:Nothing as ideal number of repetitions
Nothing as ideal number of repetitions

Actually, there is no such thing as an ideal number of repetitions. The number of repetitions can be varied depending upon weight, strength, endurance and experience. Eventually, more the number of repetitions for low weights or less number of repetitions for heavier weight; both will reap the same benefits!

Myth- 3:

Bodybuilding will make you less athletic

Myth-3: Bodybuilding is going to make you less athletic
Bodybuilding helps you instead

Many athletes avoid going to gym for a workout only because they believe that a few sets will increase their body fat and they won’t remain athletic. First of all, doing a few sets are never going to add fat to your body instantly. Secondly, even if a small amount of weight is gained, it is actually beneficial for you. It will make your body more stable because of higher inertia and you will be able to run in a more balanced state. Hence, small workout sessions are quite normal and actually worthy of performing.

Myth- 4:

The more you sweat during workouts, the more you lose fat

Myth-4: More sweat, more fat loss
No relation between the two

This is one of the wrong notions that people develop in their minds. Sweat has nothing to do with the intensity of workout you perform. Sweat is just the mechanism of your body to get rid of the waste and fat is lost due to its oxidation.

Myth- 5:

Flat footed people cannot run fast

Myth-5: Flat foot don't allow you to run faster
Absolute Myth!

Many athletes and Olympic gold medalist are flat footed! That’s it.


These were only a few but common myths related to physical fitness and muscle growth. Don’t always believe your gym trainer because anyone can open up a gym to earn money and he himself/herself may not know about physical fitness and right exercises according to your goals. Therefore, it’s always better to have ‘right’ prior knowledge regarding the same.
Leave behind the fitness myths and have a healthy, effective and safe workout!