Fitness should be important to everyone because it is truly the best form of self-care and the best thing you can do for your body, both mentally and physically! For me personally, fitness is important because I have seen not only an improvement in my own health, but I’ve also seen it dramatically improve my parents’ health. My dad has a heart condition called Afib, or Atrial Fibrillation, which is essentially an irregular or very rapid heartbeat, and my mom has had breast cancer. Being that Afib is hereditary and breast cancer is thought to potentially be hereditary, these are things we, as a family, regularly discuss when it comes to our health. I have heard from two of my doctors, and their doctors, that their physical health is quite literally why they are able to live such full and happy lives and do the things they want to do. So to make my point, fitness is important to me because it truly improves my quality of life and could lessen my chances of Afib, cancer, heart disease, and the list goes on!
Submitted by: Erin Fritts, Human Resources Manager