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Fitness

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

by Katka Lapelosa
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7 things you NEED to consider for a healthy lifestyle

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

by Luke Sniewski
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10 reasons to get off Facebook and into nature

by Carlo Alcos

Lost a few pounds? Have some gold.

by Austin Yoder
2

Where to pole dance on all 7 continents

by Katka Lapelosa
2

5 exercises you can take on the road

by Luke Sniewski

8 ways to keep kids active this summer

by Morgan deBoer
1

Putting art and yoga on display in Brooklyn

by Benita Hussain
2

5 everyday ways to burn 100 calories

by Lindi Horton
2

6 creative ways to cross-train

by Benita Hussain
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7 creative ways to keep your New Year fitness resolutions

by Lindi Horton
2

Winter woes: Exercise and the flu season

by Benita Hussain
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mSports Potluck: Fall food for active people

by The Matador Team

Can traveling to compete be bad for your health?

by Benita Hussain
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Stretches that harm, stretches that heal

by Benita Hussain
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The importance of being injured

by Benita Hussain
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On being an athlete: Why do we believe we can’t do it?

by JoAnna Haugen
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