A strong mind needs a strong body.
Health is our greatest asset. It’s connected to our mental and emotional well-being, and success. A healthy mind and body are vital! This includes the foods we eat and being active.
Physical and mental fitness are connected, both are essential for healthy living. According to the National Institute of Health, “over the past 20 years, mind-body medicine has provided evidence that psychological factors can play a major role in such illnesses as heart disease, and that mind-body techniques can aid in their treatment.”
I truly believe in the mind-body connection. I use Yoga & Meditation to care for my body and mind, it truly changed my life. Starting and ending your day with some activity is a great habit to start. Most successful people have a fitness routine.
Physical Fitness includes:
Maintaining a healthy weight
Being active – Play a sport or take a walk
Taking care of your body and health
Going to the doctor regularly
** It's recommended that you consult your doctor before starting a new fitness program
These are a few things I do each day as part of my Physical Fitness Plan:
- Start your day with 10 jumping jacks. It’s an easy way to get a little bit of cardio in. It will warm you up and
get your energy flowing.
- Drink a glass of water. Water first! Before I eat or drink anything else.
- Take the stairs, when possible.
- Drink at least 64 oz of water each day
- Lots of fresh fruits and veggies or smoothies
Physical strength can be developed by exercising and eating healthy foods.
It takes a good amount of mental work to make fitness a lifestyle. Getting started is hard but once you get going it is smooth sailing.
Exercise benefits the body and the mind. I have gotten away from fitness due to a car accident, schedule change, and managing a busy little one. It’s my mission to focus on this area of life.
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I challenge you to set some fitness goals for yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic or huge. Little actions that make an impact are perfect when looking to make a big change. I know my personality and taking baby steps works best from me, then I build up from there.
Here are some things I want to implement in my Physical Fitness Plan:
1. Daily meditation
2. 30 minutes of walking daily
4. Develop an at home routine using my home gym
5. Start each day with a healthy breakfast
6. Daily yoga practice
There are tons of apps, websites, and other resources. If you are looking for a low cost gym, see if there is a community center or YMCA near you.
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