What is Fitness?

“Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.

Before the industrial revolution, fitness was defined as the capacity to carry out the day’s activities without undue fatigue. However, with automation and changes in lifestyles physical fitness is now considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.”

This is fitness defined by Wikipedia. This definition doesn’t speak to mental fitness, and it may not even be what fitness means to you.

Explore Your Fitness is a request.

Think about what fitness means to you, not what it meant to you 10 years ago or what it means to somebody else, but what it means to you, right now. What are your goals? Why are they important to you? Dig deep.

You want six pack abs, great. Why do you want them? How would that make you feel? What would that achievement mean to you?

Explore what you really want and why you want it. This is your life, and your goals should be your own.

Don’t feel that there’s only one path to achieving your goals either. There may be many, and what worked for you when you were younger may not work for you today. Keep an open mind and never be afraid to ask for help.

I created this site because I want to help. I’m not the smartest or fittest person, but I love learning and trying to improve. This site is my way of sharing what I’ve learned and the resources I’ve discovered.

Feel free to reach out with any questions. If it’s something over my head, I’ll try to find the answer or find someone who does. Of course, if you just want to say hi, that’s cool too. Leave me a comment or send an email to jasonblevins@exploreyourfitness.com.

 

 

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About me and my better half

If you want to hear a couple of personal stories about me and where my fitness journey began, listen to episode one.  But here’s a brief rundown: I grew up in Oklahoma, started playing football in the fifth grade and continued until I graduated high school.  I’ve had a love for fitness and working out for a long time, but struggled with an unhealthy lifestyle and self-destructive habits.

Oklahoma’s where I met the love of my life, my wife, Heather.  In 2010, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  It was a very difficult time, to say the least, but she survived.  She persevered and somehow stayed positive through it all and I love her for that.  She’s my hero and my inspiration.  Unfortunately, it sometimes takes an event like this to remind us of our mortality and how precious our time is. She’s been cancer-free for several years now, but the whole experience has made us both much more aware of our health and what we can do to improve it.

Now that you know what Explore Your Fitness is about and who I am, I hope that you’ll be a part of this adventure. Everyone has a gift to share and a story to tell.  If you know someone who is making a difference in people’s lives with fitness, help me get them on the podcast to share their story.  I also encourage you to subscribe to the show and leave a rating and review so that I can get better at this and make Explore Your Fitness a resource that you can depend on. Thanks so much for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

To your health,

Jason