Fitness generally refers to the one’s overall level of health, well-being, and ability to perform tasks (for example, carry a backpack on a three-day trek in the mountains) based on specific physical components such as cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and flexibility, with mental and emotional factors also contributing to an overall state of “being fit.”
An important aspect of fitness is that it’s independent of age. Although one’s levels of muscle strength typically decrease as one ages, overall fitness level is determined by diet, exercise, outlook and a sense of balance. One may actually be fitter in his or her 70s than when he or she was a teenager. Being fit over a lifetime is one of our ideals at Matador.