Cultural diversity awareness. Environmental impact awareness. Social justice awareness. Ecosystem awareness. Financial impact awareness. I’ve cared about and worked in many of these areas. But, I’m still amazed at the impact that self-awareness brings to every single thing we do in life including our fitness work.
Plenty of science proves that a fit person lives longer and has a lower risk of chronic diseases, illnesses and accidents. Fitness protects bone mass, improves sleep, reduces depression and anxiety, boosts morale and self-esteem, and increases the overall quality of life. As fitness increases, so does strength, agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, and speed. It changes your body. Your cardiorespiratory system strengthens. You can better maintain your ideal weight. Your resting metabolism rate increases. And, and, and…. I could go on! And, be forewarned, I probably will in future posts! J
But those aren’t the benefits of fitness that are on my mind right now. Believe it or not, there is an additional set of benefits that I am really drawn to because they support your efforts to be your best self!
“Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.”—Nelson Mandela
There are 3 major areas of focus for a successful fitness program: eating, exercise and attitude.
Are you pretty good at goal setting but still struggle with follow-through?
And you really do understand the importance of examining your thinking, right? But, ARG! It just doesn’t seem like it should be so hard to stay on track!
Maybe you are relying on straight willpower rather than inner strength!
What’s the difference?