Primary Care: Fitness and Wellness

Physical activity is an extremely important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine can enhance your energy and improve your confidence. Weight loss in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, alludes to a lessening of the aggregate body mass, because of a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, in particular bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue. Weight loss can either happen unintentionally due to malnourishment or an underlying disease or emerge from a conscious effort to enhance an actual or perceived overweight or obese state. Inadvertent weight loss can occur because of an inadequately nutritious diet regimen with respect to a person's energy needs (generally called malnutrition). Genuine weight loss might diminish quality of life, impede treatment effectiveness or recuperation, worsen disease processes and be a risk factor for high mortality rates. Malnutrition can influence every function of the human body, from the cells to the most complex body functions.