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Deutsch: Nachhaltige Fitness / Español: Fitness Sostenible / Português: Aptidão Sustentável / Français: Fitness Durable / Italiano: Fitness Sostenibile

Sustainable Fitness in the fitness context refers to a holistic approach to physical activity and wellness that prioritizes long-term health, environmental consciousness, and balanced lifestyle practices. It emphasizes creating fitness routines and habits that are maintainable over time, environmentally friendly, and conducive to overall well-being.

Deutsch: Sport / Español: Deporte / Português: Esporte / Français: Sport / Italiano: Sport

Sports in the context of fitness encompasses a wide range of physical activities that enhance physical health and fitness levels. Engaging in sports involves exercise, which improves cardiovascular health, muscle strength, flexibility, and overall well-being. Sports can be individual or team-based, competitive or recreational, and can vary in intensity and skill level.

Deutsch: Ergänzung / Español: Suplementación / Português: Suplementação / Français: Supplémentation / Italiano: Integrazione

Supplementation in fitness refers to the use of dietary supplements to enhance physical performance, improve recovery, and support overall health. These supplements can include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein powders, and other nutrients that might not be sufficiently obtained through diet alone.

Deutsch: Fettabbau an gezielten Körperstellen / Español: Reducción localizada de grasa / Português: Redução localizada de gordura / Français: Réduction ciblée de graisse / Italiano: Riduzione localizzata del grasso

Spot reduction is the idea that exercising specific muscles will result in fat loss in the targeted area. This concept is popular in the fitness community but is widely regarded as a myth by experts.

Deutsch: Spinat / Español: Espinaca / Português: Espinafre / Français: Épinard / Italiano: Spinaci

Spinach is a nutrient-dense leafy green vegetable widely recognized for its health benefits in the fitness context. It is often incorporated into diets to support overall health, muscle function, and recovery.

Deutsch: Lachs / Español: Salmón / Português: Salmão / Français: Saumon / Italiano: Salmone

Salmon in the fitness context refers to a nutrient-dense fish that is highly valued for its rich content of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients make salmon an excellent dietary choice for supporting muscle growth, enhancing recovery, and promoting overall health and wellness.

Deutsch: Brustbein / Español: Esternón / Português: Esterno / Français: Sternum / Italiano: Sterno

Sternum, commonly known as the breastbone, is a long flat bone located in the center of the chest. It connects to the ribs via cartilage and forms the front of the rib cage, providing structural support and protection to vital chest organs such as the heart and lungs.

Deutsch: Waschbrettbauch / Español: Abdominales marcados / Português: Abdômen definido / Français: Abdos en tablette / Italiano: Addominali scolpiti

Six-pack abs refer to the visual appearance of six distinct muscle segments on the abdomen, resulting from highly developed and defined rectus abdominis muscles. This aesthetic is widely regarded as a sign of fitness and low body fat.

Deutsch: Shiatsu / Español: Shiatsu / Português: Shiatsu / Français: Shiatsu / Italiano: Shiatsu

Shiatsu in the fitness context refers to a form of traditional Japanese bodywork that uses finger and palm pressure to improve the flow of energy (known as "ki" or "chi") in the body. Often described as a type of massage, shiatsu incorporates techniques such as pressing, tapping, and stretching to promote relaxation, relieve tension, and enhance overall well-being. It is frequently used by individuals in fitness to complement their training regimen by aiding in recovery and preventing muscle tension and injury.

Deutsch: Kurzfristig / Español: Corto Plazo / Português: Curto Prazo / Français: Court Terme / Italiano: Breve Termine

Short-term in the fitness context generally refers to immediate goals, effects, or strategies that are designed to produce results or benefits within a relatively brief period, typically ranging from a single workout session to about a few weeks. This term is crucial for structuring fitness programs and routines that aim to meet urgent health objectives or prepare for upcoming events.