The word “keep fit” has been used to describe the act of maintaining a consistent amount of weight in order to achieve the ideal amount of muscle in the body, according to the University of Southern California’s Exercise and Health Institute.
But the term is also used to denote the process of keeping up with a goal.
Keep Fit.com, which tracks the usage of the word, notes that its definition is “the process of managing or maintaining a weight-loss regimen.”
In a video on the site, a woman in her mid-30s named Tamworth describes her motivation for keeping fit.
“The goal was to be able to eat at home, to be home when I was ready to go,” she said.
“So I was very focused on how much I could eat.
I started looking at the calories in my meals and I could tell that I was getting fat fast.
I was eating the wrong things.”
Tamworth continued: “When I started to get in shape I felt like I could actually lose weight.
I felt I was able to get out of the house, I could get out to a restaurant.
It just made me want to keep on getting stronger.”
The word has also been used by the medical community to describe a process that involves maintaining a certain amount of exercise.
In a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research in 2015, researchers found that people who were regularly engaged in an exercise program, such as a weightlifting class, a yoga class or a CrossFit program, were less likely to develop diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other conditions than people who did not engage in such exercise.
Keeping Fit.net, which monitors the usage, notes: “There is a growing body of evidence indicating that regular physical activity and exercise-related behaviors can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and some cancers.”
The website also offers information on how to maintain your fitness in a health-conscious manner.
For example, keep fit.com notes that a person who is overweight or obese should be “at least moderately active, but not excessively so,” as well as “avoid excessive weight loss and eating disorders.”