Functional fitness

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Most of you reading this article must have heard the two words ‘functional fitness’ somewhere in their life because it is that much famous and is globally accepted as a means of improving fitness in a NEW way! Functional fitness is different, familiar with our day-to-day lives and easier to tailor than a usual workout in a gym.
For both who have not heard about functional fitness before and for people who know about functional fitness but not attempted it, this article will bring some new insights on why you should practice functional fitness in your life.
What is functional fitness?
Functional fitness encourages people to perform common everyday activities such as carrying shopping bags or lifting heavy luggage accurately and efficiently making multiple groups of muscles in the body to work at the same time efficiently. Functional fitness makes the body muscles stronger which help us to perform our usual daily tasks with much less effort.
What makes functional fitness special?
A usual workout session at a gym involves performing a defined set of exercise within a given fixed timeframe. But, this is limited only to the gym and you become a different person when you come out of the gym.
As the term ‘functional fitness’ implies itself, this type of exercise is designed to promote and improve the functional efficiency of our body. We should be functionally efficient not only at the gym while we are working out, but when we are engaged in our daily activities outside the gym too.
Functional fitness starts to bring benefits from the moment you wake up until the time you sleep once you start practicing functional fitness exercises. That is what functional fitness does, keeping you functionally efficient and fit during the whole time you spend doing common activities as others do.
Even the world-famous F45 training gyms recommend functional fitness exercises to their fans because the benefits it can bring to one’s life are countless!
What is the underlying logic of functional fitness?
The human body is made to work coordinately with other body systems. Each system working alone is not the way our bodies are intended to work and proper functioning needs the support from other body systems. Most importantly, the movements of our body need the incorporation of the muscular system and the skeletal system together.
Most of us spend a busy working routine that simply does not involve body movements. We usually spend our time sitting on a chair at the workplace, sitting in a bus or a car while travelling, taking meals sitting on a sofa, and sleeping on a bed which ideally makes our body functioning poorly in terms of movement because the body muscles are not trained and do not get enough work to maintain fitness.
When thinking logically about these facts, it is fair (and almost true!) to think that poor body muscle functioning might be the reason for back pains and other body pains people get when they get old. When the body muscles are not functioning frequently as needed, it is not a surprise they automatically cease further functioning. Health issues related to the muscular and skeletal system that appears when we are getting old are due to poor strength, balance/coordination, power, range of motion, and mobility of the muscles.

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