Basic physical fitness is not just about stretching. It involves a healthful diet that includes nature foods to help prevent/ delay/ deter/ heal common ailments. A combination of simple, ailment specific stretches peppered with a basic fresh food diet can become an unbeatable combination when it comes to fighting back everyday illnesses. Beans for arthritis, spinach for asthma, bananas for constipation, bitter gourd for diabetes, apples for hypertension, carrots for lumbago, papayas for piles (hemorrhoids), and tomatoes for sciatica are just a few examples of healing foods. But foods that are good for our body may not always taste good to us. Therein lies the paradox. It is up to us to take good foods often enough, so that they will eventually start to taste good simply because we start feeling better.