Wikipedia defines fitness as a general state of good health, usually as a result of exercise and nutrition. To me, the achievement and sustainment of good health requires a holistic regimen because fitness is not just about keeping the body strong; it’s also about nurturing the mind and spirit.
My promotion of holistic fitness stems from a discussion I had with a high school friend. She is a licensed psychologist and has experience counseling children with a range of learning and behavior challenges. We discussed holistic treatments for children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) because my daughter was diagnosed with the disorder at age five. Following a holistic health regimen is an unending — but very worthwhile — challenge because every member of my family benefits. In addition to better managing my daughter’s ADD, my husband is lean and mean. Plus, I have more energy and a number of strategies for managing stress.
Read more at my blog, http://katesworkout.blogspot.com/. Each week, I post one or two comments to feed discussion about itness for the mind, body and spirit. Also, I will link you to relevant online resources and articles.
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