Every day, we are all subjected to stress, and if we don't learn to handle it, we can quickly reach a point of general breakdown and burnout. Stress weakens the body and puts you at risk for certain diseases.
Previous generations have grown with the belief that age is a terminal illness that inevitably deprives you of the ability to do anything body-care related. While this is relevant and valid for individuals who believe it is so, it is not really the ultimate truth that no one can escape.
Fitness can appear in many forms. Fitness needs a primary source of purpose to really define it. For example, being fit to run a marathon and being fit to walk down the street can look completely different. Someone may be physically able to run that marathon, however lack the mental resilience or focus to be able to complete it.
You don’t necessarily have to be in a high stress or high-powered job to experience burnout. More and more people are experiencing feelings of anxiety and being overwhelmed because of their own high expectations on themselves..
Gone are the days of a static stretching before a workout. Whether you are out for a run, on the court for a game of basketball, or cycling your butt off, you will need your body to be ready for whatever you throw at it.