Idioms and Phrases on Fitness

“It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver”.
                                                                                     -Mahatma Gandhi

Without good health and a fit body, life becomes a burden and a tasteless thing.

It is really vital that we stay as fit as fiddle. Exercise and balanced diet work like a charm in achieving this.

We all get sick from time to time, so it is a good idea to learn some idioms and phrases that we may hear on a visit to the doctor or in a general conversation.

1. Alive and well

Meaning: To be well and healthy.
Example: After recovering from cancer, Yuvraj is alive and well now.

2. As fit as a fiddle

Meaning: A person who is healthy, strong and physically fit.
Example: In spite of being ninety years old, she is as fit as a fiddle.

3. Catch a cold

Meaning: To get a cold.
Example: Pratibha stop playing in the rain, you might catch a cold, said the mother.

4. Pass out

Meaning: To faint or to get unconscious for short period of time. Do not get confused with the phrase 'Pass away'. Pass away means to die.
Example: Karthik passed out, because he fasted for 2 days.

5. Work like a charm

Meaning: When something works well.
Example: The concoction of ginger and honey works like a charm in treating cold and cough.

6. To eat like a horse

Meaning: To eat food in large quantity.
Example: Despite eating like a horse, he is thin.