Fit (adjective): “In good health”
Welcome to RehabWithBeth — where beauty meets wellness. Why start yet another wellness blog?
Too often, “fitness” is immediately associated with ‘muscular looking,’ ‘athletic,’ ‘tough,’ ‘manly,’ ‘buff,’ and other similar imagery.
That’s all well and good if that’s what you’re going for, but it can be ostracizing if what you are looking for is simply good health.
I’ve had various conversations with women who shy away from the gym or working out because they don’t want to appear “too muscular” or “manly.”
It baffles me that anyone would shy away from good health in fear of losing society’s gaze. I’ve realized that the picture of fitness has been heavily skewed toward aesthetics.
In writing this blog, I hope to skew it back to what fitness actually means: “in good health.”
Here’s a simple question for you: How many times do you stop to breathe while climbing up a flight of stairs?
That alone can be a clear indication of whether you are in good health or need to work on your fitness. Not by building muscle or taking part in triathlons but through everyday activities that encourage vitality, enthusiasm, ease, adaptability, and flexibility.
I want everyone, regardless of body shape, structure, or genetic predisposition, to look in the mirror and confidently say, “I am a fit person”.
That’s my hope for RehabWithBeth, and I hope you join me on this journey.