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What are the signs of being physically unfit?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
Poor physical fitness creates some common symptoms, such as being injured easily during strenuous activity. Other signs include:
  • Shortness of breath during activity
  • Weak muscles or aching muscles after minimal activity
  • Chronic fatigue and low vitality
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia or poor sleeping habits
  • Chronic health problems

There are several signs for being physically unfit. These signs can either be externally visible or be physiological. The visible signs include; obesity, labored breathing, mood swings, or chronic illness. Physiological signs include; irritability, insomnia, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, malaise, or increased resting heart rate. Research has proven that physical activity can prevent, reduce or even reverse these signs and symptoms.  

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