Physical Capacity is the
facility or power to produce, perform, or deploy with your body
in a variety of ways. It is important for you as an individual
to enhance your physical prowess and health to the extreme.
components of physical capacity is muscular strength and
endurance, Cardiopulmonary endurance and efficiency,
neuro-muscular speed, flexibility, balance, agility,
coordination and acuity of each of our senses.
excellence in the realm of your Physical Capacity is not done
for the purpose of glorification from the mass of humanity -
although that could be a side benefit as Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Sylvester Stallone can testify. No... the acquisition
of high physical performance and capacity is done for the most
logical of reasons; because it is the highest order of self-love
and love of your family, friends and community.
see the obvious fact that caring for your self is certainly an
act of self love, but they are in fact confused as to how the
quest towards attaining physical perfection or at least physical
excellence has anything to do with demonstrating love towards
people other than themselves.
It is simple
really. Each of us have an affect on the people directly in our
sphere of influence and what is not immediately apparent is the
affect we have on our community and our nation, and yes even the
world as a whole.
optimum health enhances everything in life; it helps to make us
better lovers, parents, spouses, friends, employees and
citizens. Our income and our ability to provide for our family
and to be their for our friends is often vastly improved - and
the longevity of producing such income is lengthened
considerably. If you don't believe me, just ask anyone who
experiences the opposite of great health; they will often
describe to anyone that will listen how their poor health or
disability has hampered their ability to provide for themselves
or their family.
In fact people
who do not enjoy optimal physical capacity are often dependent
on the mercy of some government agency to care for them or they
may be help due to the largess of a family member who does enjoy
the benefits of optimal health and fitness.
physical capacity does much to help acquire or enhance one's
mental, emotional, financial, sociological, political and even
your spiritual capacities and in turn each of these areas does
have an affect on your ability to achieve great health.
The absence of
adequate physical capacity will cause a depletion of resources
and capacity in every other are of your life and will in fact
cause you to be a burden on others'
As a side
note, I want to mention that 66% of acute and chronic illness
and death before the age of 60 is caused directly by the poor
choices we make regarding our health. In addition, even
the illnesses not directly caused by poor choices are made worse
or better depending on the choices we make. Also, most
people who reach advanced age and find themselves having to be
cared for at an assisted living residence do so not because
their organs have failed them, but because they have reached a
diminished level of muscular strength. Through chronic neglect,
they have lost the requisite muscular strength to do the day to
day task that insures their independence.
Since their is
no downside to achieving excellence in each of the various
components that make up optimal health and physical capacity and
in fact there is nothing but a host of positive upsides of
not only having such capacity but in addition the immense
pleasure that can be enjoyed as you improve makes it obvious
that it is a no-brainer for each and everyone of us to
discipline ourselves to this endeavor.
closing I want to mention that the most common excuses that
people give for not achieving optimal health and physical
performance is; I am emotionally overwhelmed - low emotional
capacity, I am don't know how or I never had a chance to go to
school and further my education - Low mental capacity; I don't
know the right people to participate with, or my friends and
family or my employer is getting in the way - Low social &
political capacity; I don't have the money, I can't afford it -
low financial capacity; and lastly, I don't have the time -
which is most often affected directly by lack of finances or
perhaps their other capacities are courting bankruptcy.
This is why
the capacities for each of the other areas of your life must be
What Capacities Should People
Move Heaven & Earth To Improve?
Social & Political
Financial Capacity =
The Rational Philosophy of Ayn Rand's