This passage discusses ways to keep your mind and body in good shape.

Lexile Level: 1160L

Categories: Sports & Health

Personal fitness is really important to make sure that a person is healthy and enjoying life to the fullest. Fitness includes an active lifestyle and activities such as running, swimming, and biking. These activities increase the body's heartbeat above its normal resting rate. Weight lifting is also another way to strengthen and increase muscle size. The repeated lifting of weights focused on particular parts of the body can help make muscles more clearly seen. With repeated exercise, a person will become fit or in good shape, which can also increase how long a person lives. People in good shape also eat healthy meals including all four food groups. There are negative habits that can also affect fitness levels such as smoking or eating lots of junk food. Physical fitness is important and includes relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation, allowing the mind to become fit as well.

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