Holistic Fitness can mean different things to different people. In current times, it is difficult to say that one terminology defines it all. Traditional exercise and weight training are practiced to tone and build our muscles, making our outward appearance pleasing. Being self aware of our emotions and facing them effectively takes care of our inner being. So what exactly is holistic fitness?
Holistic fitness fixes more than your strength, stamina and endurance. It is a health protocol that aims to:
- Reinforce the fitness and emotional health of the entire human body.
- Combine stress control techniques, nutrition, traditional exercise, and sleep patterns.
- Redefine fitness and health in achieving the primary objective of continuously improving one’s overall well-being.
Holistic Fitness- an integral part of a healthy lifestyle.
Fitness is a vital part of a balanced life that allows you to enjoy a wide variety of activities and cope with stress. It is wholesome. It has nothing to do with small waists or huge muscles. Fitness implies a much broader perspective that encompasses all three realms—mind, body, and soul.
Many people enjoy fitness as a free, easy, and gratifying source of happiness. For others, fitness means only “exercise,” a daunting activity that they associate with boredom, pain, and possibly even humiliation. Many feel they fall short of society’s (or their local gym’s) standard for physical fitness. They also may have too narrow a concept of the kinds of activities that can make them fit. As a result, they either avoid healthy activity at all costs or never manage to make it a long-term habit.
Many people think of exercise as being all about losing weight. That’s just one potential benefit of regular activity, and possibly not even the most important. Exercise keeps your bones healthy, boosts immunity, and wards off heart diseases and other chronic ailments. It enhances mental clarity, lifts mood, and creates a sense of accomplishment that can lead to more outstanding performance in other life areas. Fitness leads to more joyful living, a happier state of mind, and greater self-esteem—all of which support personal and professional success, creating even more joy.
Tips to stay consistent with your fitness regime:
Visualize your goals.
Whatever you choose, create a strong mental picture of yourself achieving your goal.
Chant a mantra.
Spend a few minutes each day repeating to yourself what you want and how you will get it. Continue this for a few minutes each day, and soon enough, your mind will start turning these thoughts into actions.
Find a support-buddy (or groups)
who can exercise with you.
Take a Walk
Even if you feel you have absolutely no time to work out, try to set aside just ten minutes a day to take a walk.
When you develop a balanced lifestyle, you may be better able to make health and fitness a priority. Whether the aim is to lose weight, tone muscles, reduce chronic pain, re-energize, build up your immunity, detoxify, or sleep better- you would feel and look best! Download JoyScore app to help you improve your holistic fitness.