Personal fitness and physical fitness are often used interchangeably, but they are two distinct concepts. Personal fitness is a state of health and well-being, while physical fitness is the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations, and daily activities. Achieving fitness requires proper nutrition, exercise, rest, and recovery. Physical activity is any movement that causes energy expenditure, while physical fitness is the ability to perform physical activity with efficiency.
Physical fitness is important for daily life activities such as homework, household chores, leisure activities, and transportation. It also helps you respond effectively to emergency situations. Good physical fitness can help you respond to normal life situations such as raking leaves at home or filling shelves at a part-time job. It can also help you respond to emergency situations such as running for help or helping a friend in distress.
Task-oriented physical fitness is the ability to perform specific activities such as sports or military service with reasonable efficiency. During the pandemic-related restrictions of confinement at home and closed gyms, parks, and fitness centers, people have had to find ways to continue their fitness routines at home. This has led to an increase in positive self-perception and motivation to continue their fitness exercises at home. Physical fitness is also important for preventing diseases such as cancer.
While it cannot cure cancer on its own, it is a controllable prevention factor for this multifactorial disease. Regular physical training at home during lockdown has helped people overcome psychological problems and fitness problems.