The easiest way to evaluate your fitness level is to determine precisely how healthy you are, in terms of your body, and this is done by testing your physical abilities. Namely, by starting an exercise regimen. Before doing this, however, it is important that you understand how fit you are.
One of the worst things you can do is walk into a gym and take on some crazy regimen, thinking that sticking to it for a while will ensure you walk out with big muscles and extremely-low body fat, with the insane cuts like the body builders. That way of thinking couldn't be more wrong. Even the most famous body builders or athletes start at some lower level fitness depending on lifestyle and genetic gifts.
If it's just down to you and the war with the weight scale, you need to determine the severity of the shape you're in, no matter how bad. Being honest with yourself is the only way to begin this process of proper fitness. But always keep in mind, that number you see on the scale will never take importance over your overall health.
1BP, Cholesterol, And Trigylcerides
The numbers of these are significantly more important than anything you see on the scale. They provide insight of where you are physically. This also tells you where you need to head in first in terms of exercise.
2Body Mass Index
Your BMI is a number that shows your body composition. It's basically an instant evaluation of your health and fitness. Determining this exact number should be a priority. Write it down, and be sure to write down what you'd like it to be. Look at it often.
David Baker is a resident of Houston, Texas. He's a huge tech geek, loves frequent travel, and most importantly basketball (go Rockets!). His passion for guiding others has been deep-rooted all his life.