On Total Fitness

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Out with the old year and in with the new…a great time to reflect on our Total Fitness and how it effects our lives.  What is Total Fitness?  Most think of it as hitting the gym and getting that killer workout.  But it’s actually much more.  There are four components to comprehensive fitness: physical, mental, social and spiritual.  It is the balance of these four that lead to wellness, happiness and productivity.

Physical fitness means leading a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, rest and nutrition.

Mental fitness requires effective coping skills, a strong self-image and a positive approach to life. People who are mentally fit demonstrate self-control and make good choices.

Social fitness means having a strong sense of belonging and connection to the people around you. It’s being able to develop and maintain trusted, valued relationships that are personally fulfilling and provide a safe place to exchange ideas, views and experiences.

Spiritual fitness is about having a sense of purpose and meaning in one’s life. It’s about strengthening the set of beliefs, principles or values that give someone a sense of well-being, hope and the will to keep going.

Happy New Year – Rick

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