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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.

Fitness Articles

This Latina just started the first Spanish-language yoga teacher training in the States

by Amanda Machado

The future of walking is a bike. Here’s what we mean

by Carlo Alcos

7 tips for being happier starting right now

by Ketan Anjaria

INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s what science has to say about remaining chill under pressure

by Emma Thieme

8 signs you grew up spending the holidays in a family of extreme athletes

by Courtney Ridgway

6 French ways to stay fit and healthy that we should bring to the US

by Rebeca Plantier

5 fitness trends from China we should bring to the US

by Lauren Hom

New evidence that marijuana can be beneficial to athletic performance?

by Rory Moulton

What happens when you mess with a black belt karate all-star

by Katka Lapelosov√°

7 things you NEED to consider for a healthy lifestyle

by Carlo Alcos

10 things you can do to improve your health today (backed by science)

by Luke Sniewski

10 reasons to get off Facebook and into nature

by Carlo Alcos

Lost a few pounds? Have some gold.

by Austin Yoder

Where to pole dance on all 7 continents

by Katka Lapelosov√°

5 exercises you can take on the road

by Luke Sniewski

8 ways to keep kids active this summer

by Morgan deBoer

Putting art and yoga on display in Brooklyn

by Benita Hussain

5 everyday ways to burn 100 calories

by Lindi Horton
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