The subject in today’s article is about what I call a fitness profile. Today a good profile is extremely important in today’s workplace and society. Take a look into a mirror and you see the profile of your face. Your reflection is who you are and what makes you unique. This is true for me and my life because when I select a profile picture of myself for a website I want it to portray who I am. The reason is because it portrays what I do and the life I live. A fitness profile is made up of facts that concern your body. A fitness profile describes your aerobic fitness, body fat, back flexibility, bicep strength, body composition, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and resting heart rate. These are things I would consider to be the makeup of a fitness profile.
The first profile I will address is blood pressure. Normally every time I go to the doctor they take my blood pressure and I get weighed. Blood pressure when taken has two numbers, systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure is the top or higher pressure this represents the heart contracting and pushing blood into the arteries. Diastolic pressure is the lower pressure this represents the heart is between contractions and is at rest. Resting heart rate indicates your health. A high resting heart rate could be symptoms of a health problem. A low resting heart rate confirms you are in fit condition.
Body fat is a problem with me and other men in general. My body fat content is 29.2 that show’s I need to lose some weight. Ask your doctor about getting your body fat content taken to see what your fat content is. Having good bicep strength is important for good muscular strength because it helps perform your daily activities without getting tired or sore. Good body muscular strength can help lower your risk of injury. To increase your bicep strength get involved in a strength training program. Strength training usually includes lifting, pulling, pushing, and leg work. You may want to consult your doctor before doing anything aerobic.
Aerobic fitness is your ability to sustain long periods of activity like swimming, running, jogging, cycling, brisk walking, or walking. It’s anything that you do that gets your heart rate up. Doing these type activities will help you achieve a good aerobic fitness level. Your back is the most important part of your body and good flexibility is good for posture and strength. Good back flexibility can also reduce the risk of muscle and joint injury. To help your flexibility try exercises that stretch muscles and ligaments in the shoulders, hip, legs, and back. Your body composition describes you in how much you weigh in water weight. That means if you have more water weight than lean weight your muscles, bones and body tissue may become weak.
These are things that I consider to be a fitness profile for myself. What is your fitness profile?