What is the importance of Physical Fitness?

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lynn30k eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The more physically fit you are, the less likely you are to develop various diseases. There are no guarantees, but you can greatly increase your chances of living a healthy, active life if you follow some simple guidelines:

Don't smoke. Not only does smoking cause lung cancer, but it is implicated in various other diseases, in particular heart disease and stroke.

Eat a healthy diet. Eat a lot of vegetables and fruit, whole grains and healthy (unsaturated) fats.

Get exercise.

If you live a physically fit lifestyle, you may or may not live a longer time, but you will definitely have more fun in whatever years you do have. Think about it--the age of 50 may sound like so far off you don't have to worry about it, but the choices you make now determine whether you are going to be athletic and active then, or taking a lot of medicines, feeling lousy, and spending a lot of time at the doctor.

ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

All of the systems in the body are interconnected.  If a person ignores their physical health their mental health, social health, and emotional health will also be affected. "Evidence linking regular physical activity to a wide array of physical and mental health benefits."  Physical fitness is the foundation of well-being for any animal.  Just as depression, or an illness can affect an animal's physical well-being, not being in the best physical shape can affect all the systems of the body.  To eat properly, keep the BMI and weight at an ideal level will make any stress more tolerable for the body of systems.  Physical fitness will make everything in life easier; it will improve ones quality of life, job performance, and everything one undertakes in life.

thewanderlust878 | Student

Physical fitness is very important for every single person. Regardless of age, sex, or race, physical fitness is needed for everyone. There are many reasons why physical fitness is important, including but not limited to:

  • better mood, the endorphins released from the brain during physical activity make you happier 
  • more confidence in yourself because you know you are working hard to look and feel better
  • more muscle, less fat
  • longer life expectancy 
  • And of course, this list is just the beginning 
sid-sarfraz | Student

Physical fitness is necessary for every individual in order to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Its a belief in our society that when somebody is physically fit, he/she will lead a healthy long life and wont be easily infected by different diseases, like stroke, blood pressure, diabetes etc.


  1. It provides your muscles with strength giving you the ability to generate maximum force.
  2. The body becomes flexible giving it the ability to bend etc without joints pain.
  3. It makes your lungs and heart to function properly
  4. It gives you speed and you can act fast depending on the situation
  5. Makes bones strong
  6. It gives you long and healthy life
  7. It keeps your mental health stable and happy
  8. It gives you confidence
  9. One can sleep well
  10. Solves back pain problem
  11. Looses excess body weight
  12. Gives life full of energy.
  13. And many more.....

Now to remain physical fit one must follow simple guidelines that are:-

  • Avoid smoking,
  • Avoid addictive medicines, 
  • Walk everyday
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Drink fresh juices
  • Exercise regularly
  • Do household chores
  • Eat fruits
  • Avoid junk food
  • And etc
crystaltu001 | Student

If you are physically fit, then you don't have to worry too much about diseases that those who are unfit usually get. Also, you may be able to lengthen your own life by exercising.

gur1209 | Student

physical fitness is necessary because money once lost can be recovered but health once gone cannot be regained.