Fitness has many definitions of its own. Some consider the magical number on the measuring scale as fitness while others think your ability to do everything without feeling exhausted is the fitness. Many are also of a view that if they are not taking medicine of any kind, they are fit and that if someone is not overweight he or she is fit. So, many people; many theories.
We are here to discuss a few easy steps that can tell whether we are fit or not. Fitness from top to toe can be checked with a few physical activities that engage every part of your body to conclude your health and fitness status.
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Is your upper body flexible?
Stand erect and bend your right arm above the shoulder and left arm behind the back. Try to grasp the fingers of both hands with each other on your back. If your fingers clutch well, then it’s really great. Similarly, repeat the process by changing the position of both the arms. But, if are not able to touch or hold the fingers on your backside…..you need to think.
Is your lower body flexible?
The process to test is very simple. Lie down straight on the ground with both legs straight. Now, start lifting one leg pointing towards the ceiling without bending the knee or the other leg. If you are able to raise the leg without affecting the position of other leg, brave. If not, then it’s time to think of some flexibility exercises.
How quick are you to change position?
Your speed to change body position without hurting yourself can be a test for your fitness. One simple way is to sit with legs crossed, in India it’s the most common position and we call it “padmasana”. Now, try to stand without taking any support or using the hands. You simply have to stand on your own. Seems easy? Check it right now.
Check body strength and balance
Your overall balance and body strength can be checked with pushups. Lie down with stomach on the floor side. Balance your body weight on the palms with shoulders, hips, and legs in line and straight. Do not bend the knees. Now, push your chest down taking support from the palms and again try to raise your chest high away from the floor. If you are able to do it a few times successfully without getting sweat or stress of any kind and feel to do more, great. If not, you need to increase your stamina and strength.
These four fitness checks are enough to conclude your fitness status. Before you invest in gym equipment or home gym, check yourself and start with some basic exercises and workouts. I admit that, there are many who do not have time for gym workout or time to go jogging every morning. But a little workout at home can yield good results enhancing your fitness to significant degree.