Running to catch the bus you may realize something profound — I want to move better. I want to stride naturally, breathe deeper and accelerate like a gazelle, without my knee hurting. That, friend, is functional fitness. When you are functionally fit your body does what you want it to do, without pain, injury or discomfort.
If you’re questioning your functional fitness, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Take YouTube star John Green. Green is part of an empire that includes educational channels such as Crash Course and SciShow. His upcoming project, “100 Days,” will document his journey to become healthier, educating viewers on nutrition and fitness. True to his nature as a curious and scientific guy, Green will only share information that is scientifically verifiable, and he will measure the results of his journey by his functional fitness abilities instead of weight loss.