Fitness – Mind & Body Connection

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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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  2. That view wouldn’t make me want to exercise. It would make me want to sit at a table and write, or and read a good book, while sipping coffee and eating a pastry. 🙂

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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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      • Thank you! I do what I can with what time I have. This past week I’ve been attempting to return to running. Going slow. I’ll have more to say on it soon.

        I forgot to say, Wonderful photo of a beautiful view.

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      • Hope you ankle is better! Looking forward to more news!!! Thanks for stopping by – love your visits…

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  3. A reminder for all of us oldsters, my doctor says that exercise is the best remedy for keeping all the joints in good working order

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    • My doctor says keep on moving…once you start you pick up momentum. I like the title – oldster!!

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  4. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful place to get some exercise? I would love that!!!! 🙂

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    • I agree!!! And it seems to work very well. The locals had no problem with the hills. It was the tourists that were huffing and puffing….

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    • Thank you!!! Your background gives you a even deeper perspective of this connection. Thank you so much for joining the discussion – your visits are always welcome…

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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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  5. 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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    • I agree! Especially as we get older and believe that we are more fragile. We have more aches and stiff joints, so we hesitate to start moving because of the pain. That’s the time, we need to move. It is always nice to have someone remind you to move. Thank you for stopping by! It must be morning on your side of the world. It is close to 11 p.m. in Vancouver!! Have a wonderful weekend…

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