Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wellness and Fitness

What is wellness?
What is total fitness?

I would like to talk about this today, because it is SO important to me.
I have a heart for helping people in all areas of their lives and that is the definition of total fitness:

A condition reached through striving to optimize life in all aspects: Social, mental, psychological, spiritual and physical.

It is a multidimensional state that strives toward the highest quality of life in all those area's. Total fitness and wellness go hand in hand. A person may be fit, but if a spiritual or social deficit exists or if personal safety is a concern these detract from their overall wellness.

Physical activity plays a part in this but a person should be growing and developing in all of these areas. Physical fitness enhances the other areas and visa versa!

Have you ever noticed that if you are stressed out at work or a personal relationship is strained, it can affect the rest of your life and affect the way you feel physically?

Have you noticed as well that if you are not finding or making time for fitness, you may be doing well in other area's but maybe lack energy or are a little blue?

The physically fit and overall well person strives for the highest quality of life: positive emotional feelings, meaningful relationships, involvement in your environment and the physical capacity to strive for personal goals!

Is there something in your life that is blocking you from experiencing the freedom of total fitness and overall wellness that you want to and should?

How can you make a change to create the environment where you can cultivate overall wellness?

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