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!


Relax your body

5 Ways: How to Relax Your Body and Reduce Stress

When was the last time you really took a break to relax your body? Finding it difficult to remember? Not a problem dude! From now on make your days count by reading and implementing the below mentioned ways:

1. Change the Way You Think of Stress

Relax by Changing your thinking

“What the mind of a man can conceive and believe, the mind of a man can achieve.” Stress in itself is not at all a bad thing. In fact, it is an asset if perceived from a right way. Stress itself doesn’t harm your body, what makes the difference is how you react to it. You should see the stress of workload as an opportunity to bring out the best in you and this will make you feel more relaxed.
It is you who has to decide whether to see a stronger or a weaker version of yourself in the time of stress!

2. Sit Down or Lie Down

Relax by lying down

Your should sit down on a chair or lie on a bed. Now, try to focus on the rhythm of your breath. Make each breath of yours count. Don’t strain your muscles. You should loose yourself and don’t try to think what you are doing.

3. Massage Your Body

Relax by massaging your body

You can ask your partner to massage your body at bedtime. It takes only about 10-15 minutes to massage. You yourself can give massage to your partner. It relaxes various muscles and you feel more relaxed. It also reduces stress and tension.

4. Get Adequate Sleep

Relax by Sleeping

Although no study has found out the right amount of sleep necessary to function effectively but most of the researchers bend for 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Too less or too much sleep is dangerous to your health. Sleeping too much may get you in risk of depression and too less sleep can get you in risk of diabetes and weight gain.

5. Avoid Screen Before Bedtime

Relax by Avoiding screen at night

Exposure to light from TV, laptop, tablet, mobile phone and all those gadgets can hamper your vision and also your sleep. The light from screen reduces the amount of melatonin in your body, a hormone known to induce sleep in humans. Also, couching on sofa or bed while seeing the screen makes you lazy and eventually making your body more tensed at work!

Hence to conclude with, I would just say that relaxation for the body can only come when you actually try to implement these few steps given above and not read them and forget them.
Hope to see you more relaxed next time!