Fitness is a topic everyone should be concerned about. Certain professions require their membership to perform more physically demanding tasks than others, but a person who sits behind a desk should care just as much about his fitness as does a soldier or athlete. According to Wikipedia, ten attributes combined measure a person’s physical fitness: accuracy, agility, balance, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, flexibility, strength, power speed and stamina. The entry in the online encyclopedia goes on to state that mental fitness may also be considered part of a person’s over all fitness.
The average person may not face the challenges of a soldier or professional, but keeping his or her body in a good state of overall health will keep a person active longer into his life and prevent potential health problems.
It is impossible to turn on a television or radio without hearing a public service announcement exhorting children and adults to get away from the television, radio or in some cases off the Internet and go outside. These public service announcements air frequently because obesity and other health risks related to the lack of exercise have become a national epidemic. The President’s Council on Physical Fitness (PCPF) was created to address the issue.