If you’ve been following along with the trends over the past few years, you may be wondering if fitness is just a fad.
Everywhere you look there are people talking about getting fit, and it can feel like an overwhelming and sometimes impossible task.
Even more so, right now there are more people than ever, training in the gym or other places!
So is there something to this global awareness of fitness, or is it just another fad?
Is it worth investing your time and energy into training, eating well, and recovering?
In this article, we’ll answer just that, but let’s start with the fundamentals!
We, As A Species
If we go beyond fitness trends, protein & pre-workout powders, and fitness clothing brands and dive under the human skin, we’ll find something amazing.
Beneath all the layers of the fitness industry that may make the fitness lifestyle seem unattractive, there is something this industry is entirely based on… Us.
Under our skin, we have a community of trillions of cells, that form different systems, all of which have one single goal – To help us move, thrive, and survive.
And frankly, moving is the primary, most natural thing that our species has been doing for hundreds and thousands of years.
Because of the multiple environments our species has endured, we’ve developed various types of tissues and mechanisms.
We can run for hours on end, but we can also do short, power-burst activities like sprints.
All in all, each and every one of us have 24/7 access to a complex biological machine that is not just functional, but also amazingly beautiful.
Big City Life
Now, our species has been alive for quite some time, and as we said, for the most part, humans have lived to survive, in various environments.
Nowadays, however, this is completely taken away from us – We live in big cities that don’t require nearly as much movement to meet basic survival needs like eating and drinking water.
Besides, most of our food products are highly processed, containing a variety of health-harming substances.
With all of this in mind, it is fair to say that though very convenient, the current lifestyle most of us lead, robs us of our natural fitness.
And really, as we’ve mentioned before, fitness is something natural, that we’re all supposed to have and enjoy.
The Global Awareness
Now, we may not really consciously consider all of these factors, because the comfort zone is, well, really comfortable!
However, the body is not the mind and the mind is not the body.
The human body, as a separate entity (or a community as we called it), KNOWS that it has to move and that the conscious mind it’s ruled by has to take care of it!
This is perhaps why many of us often get the urge to do some kind of training activity, start a new diet or even completely overhaul our lifestyle.
More often than not, however, those tend to be unsustainable and we fall back into the same patterns.
Nevertheless, those who do find the way to make fitness habits sustainable, will reap enormous benefits, including but not limited to:
- Improving physical health
- Becoming more capable in daily life
- Powerboost mental health
- Enjoy life to its fullest extent
- Look better naked.
This is why fitness is a big thing – It has too many benefits and it’d be a huge miss-out to NOT do it.
Because after all, everything in life stems from mental and physical health, and fitness is just helping you take care of those!
It would be naive to think that fitness is just a fad and will eventually go away.
The truth is, people have been striving for physical perfection since the beginning of time.
And as long as there are regular people who want to better themselves physically, mentally and emotionally, fitness will always be in demand.
So if you’re on the fence about whether or not to start working out, we say go for it!
The benefits are well worth the effort, and you may find that you enjoy it more than you thought possible.
So what are you waiting for? Get started today!