By: Nicole Catanese, Q by Equinox Exercise is always the virtuous choice—except when it isn’t. If a crack-of-dawn cycling class or late-night yoga session takes away from your sleep, you may need to rethink your priorities, according to Equinox advisory board member and sleep expert James B. Maas, Ph.D., author of Sleep for Success!, whosays that if by getting in workouts you have to lose out on sleep night after night, you could actually trigger a cycle of weight gain and fatigue. Related: The Sleep-Exercise Connection On the contrary, getting more sleep can actually improve your performance in the gym.
Physical fitness is a general state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports or occupations. Physical fitness is generally achieved through correct nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical activity, exercise and rest. It is a set of attributes or characteristics seen in people and which relate to the ability to perform a given set of physical activities.