It seems strange, but it’s actually possible to be physically fit and still be considered overweight,
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013
With the calorie-packed holiday season looming, we should start to focus on the one resolution made each year: to lose weight and get fit. Mary Washington Healthcare knows the importance of physical fitness and has committed to educating the community in how best to achieve that resolution with the launch of a Spirit of Women national initiative, Fit Beyond the Scale.
“It seems strange, but it’s actually possible to be physically fit and still be considered overweight,” explains George Nowacek, OB/GYN. “Fit Beyond the Scale explains how physical fitness is defined and the healthiest ways to achieve it.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Sciences defines physical fitness as “a set of attributes that people have or achieve that relates to the ability to perform physical activity.” Fit Beyond the Scale shows how muscle strength and endurance, along with cardiovascular endurance, body composition and flexibility shape each person’s physical fitness. The free seminar offers tips on how specific exercises and healthy dieting can help a person both to lose weight and get fit.
Fit Beyond the Scale is a national initiative developed by Spirit of Women and presented locally by Mary Washington Healthcare.