6 Ways to Measure Your Fitness Without the Scale

Cardiovascular endurance

Exercise makes your heart stronger, pumping blood better. It lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol, reducing heart stress and risk of irregular heartbeat.

Strength and muscle endurance

Lifting weights keeps you youthful. Aging often means losing muscle strength, up to 50% by your 80s. Strength training fights this.

Flexibility and mobility

Being flexible is super important for your body. It helps blood flow better and lets your muscles move freely.

Balance and coordination 

Good balance helps with everyday activities. Standing on one leg for 10+ seconds shows good balance.

Body composition 

Your weight matters, but so do other things like muscle, bones, and water in your body. Measure your body fat with the waist-to-hip ratio test.

Mental well-being

Your mind affects your body. When you're depressed, you might not want to exercise. Depression can lead to headaches, fatigue, and other health issues, making it hard to stay fit.