FITNESS INDICATOR

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FIT?

Published By Livemint | 31 Mar, 2023

FIT, FAT, OR BOTH?

Fitness is often measured by a person’s weight, which is not the case always
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HEALTH INDICATOR

Check out these measures other than weight to know about your health
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HEART HEALTH

Heart health is the efficiency of the heart, lungs & cardiovascular system to use oxygen
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HEART RATE

A healthy heart has a heart rate between 60-80 beats per minute
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VARIABILITY

Measures how much the heart fluctuates from one beat to the next. Higher variability shows better health
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EXERCISE GOALS

Achieving the set exercise goals is an indication of improving strength
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MUSCLE STRENGTH

At the gym, an increase in weights used for the same movement shows improved muscle strength
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SPEED & DISTANCE

For runners, improvement in running speed or distance covered is a good health check

DAILY LIFE TESTS

Small tasks like easily lifting your growing toddler or climbing stairs also tell about your health
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