Fitness – Mind & Body Connection

When I was in college, one of my friends was having trouble adjusting.  She asked me to attend a counselling session with her for emotional support. The session lasted less than 45 minutes.  At the end, she was assigned two tasks:

1)       Enrol in an exercise program.

2)       Get a good night’s sleep.

We are learning more about the dynamic connection between our mind and bodies.  Exercise builds muscles; it also generates a sense of well being that allows us to embrace life with all of its challenges and possibilities.

“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.”

Paul Dudley White, Physician & Cardiologist

Greek Islands

Another wonderful exercise room!

27 thoughts on “Fitness – Mind & Body Connection

  1. I don’t usually get time for a 5 mile walk. Sometimes 5 minutes is all I get. But I often day dream about walks I have been on or would like to do. That’s good for the mind muscle if not the leg muscles!

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    • I agree about the time constraints. Five minutes sometimes all we get – but it makes all the difference. Interesting point you brought up about visualizing. You have just given me another research project! And I love research projects….

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    • I confess – I had geleto! But I promise it was only the small size. Well, maybe it was the medium but, in my mind, it was small. If anyone could climb these hills, it would be you! Your exercise and running routine is an inspiration to all of us!!!

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    • It was one of those special days that you remember quite clearly even years into the future. When I felt the warmth of sunshine all around me, I understood why the ancients worshiped the sun. It seems natural to turn our faces to the heavens.

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  2. Beautiful photo, interesting point of view … It’s very important for everyone to get an balance between mind and body, no matter what age …

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