Fitness

Fitness is far more than simply exercising on a consistent basis. Fitness has a variety of components and there are many ways it can be measured. With a solid understanding of this topic, individuals can address those aspects of their life that directly impact fitness.

physical fitness is defined as ‘the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to enjoy leisure-time pursuits and respond to emergencies.’ Based on this definition, fitness involves everything from getting out of bed to hiking to performing CPR.

Why There’s No Such Thing as ‘Healthy Obesity’

Recent research has put forth a dubious concept called “metabolically healthy obesity.” Basically, it’s a term used to describe obese people whose metabolism performs like that of a person with a normal weight, and who don’t seem to have signs of health problems that often plague obese people (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin …

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High-Protein, Muscle-Building Vegan Recipes From Pro Athletes

You know you can score plenty of protein just from plants. (At least that’s what people keep saying). But have you ever seen a meat-free meal that you’d actually want to eat? Paleos, prepare to have your mind blown. We asked five vegan athletes to share a few of their go-to recipes for when they …

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These Are the 6 Exercises You Can Do to Become as Fit as a U.S. Soldier

Since the early 2000s, the United States Army has been devising a new series of fitness tests to better prepare their soldiers for the battlefield. For years, the military’s current standard, the Army Physical Fitness Test, has been viewed as an inadequate measure of the muscles and movements that a soldier can expect to implement …

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What 7 Elite Vegan Athletes Eat to Get Ultra-Jacked

At times, it’s hard to wrap our protein-obsessed heads around the idea that someone can be meat-free and muscled up. After all, the vast majority of low-carb, high-protein foods come from, y’know, animals. But between movies like What The Health (which argues that we’re slowly killing ourselves by loading up on chicken, eggs, and steak) …

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Here’s How Much Protein You Should Eat Each Day To Build Muscle

Given that the first dietary change most people make when they start doing strength training is to eat more protein, it’s a relief to find out that scoffing more protein does indeed help build bigger muscles. A review of 49 studies covering a total of 1,863 people who regularly undertook resistance training has found that …

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Pro Tips for Tackling CrossFit’s Toughest Moves

No athlete masters double-unders, muscle-ups, and handstand push-ups on day one of CrossFit. Getting these moves down takes practice, patience, and of course a killer training strategy. To give you a leg up, we talked to three CrossFit coaches about the best ways to approach each of these moves. Build strength and endurance with these …

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