What does “being fit” mean? [Are you ‘fit enough’?]

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Have you ever wondered how fit you are?

Maybe how fit you should be?

Maybe even what “being fit” really even means.

Googling “fitness” gives two main definitions.

The first what we might normally think of;

“the condition of being physically fit and healthy”

The second is the one I prefer;

“the quality of being suitable to fulfil a particular role or task”

The British army’s definition of being fit is;

“Having enough energy to carry out your daily tasks and to respond to any emergencies without undue fatigue”

Which I think is a great way to look at it.

And a great way to get motivated to improve it if it’s not where we’d like it to be.

Six packs and the like are nice, sure.

But for the vast majority of the population, we don’t care enough about them to do what needs to be done to get one.

But enough energy to do what we want to do on a day to day basis?

To do what’s important to us?

To support those around us we care about supporting?

To live the kinda life we want to live?

To be the kinda person we want to be?

That’s more like it, no?

To be able to respond to any emergencies without undue fatigue?

To sort things out in our lives and the lives of those we care about when they start to go wrong?

Even more like it?

If you’re there with that, awesome 🙂

Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not fit (yourself included) – you are.

If you’re not quite there, might having this sort of stuff in mind keep you going and motivate you more than the theoretically nice six packs, beach bodies, etc?

Much love,

Jon ‘To Burst’ Hall

About The Author

Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.