Fitness is a general state of mind, body and soul which enables a work which may be physically challenging or mentally challenging or both.
Once John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of United States said that – “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
In today’s world fitness is not an option but a necessity. Yes my friends, a necessity. One has to perform various tasks during the day, be it running to the boss to get the work submitted or working out a tough mathematical sum or even when someone is giving a speech and trying to convince his audiences. All these need different kind of fitness, i.e., the fitness of Mind, Body and Spirit.
Fitness is not only about – ‘How many abs do you have?’ or ‘What is your weight?’ Fitness also consists of the questions – ‘How do you control yourself in a tense situation without getting excited too much?’ and ‘How do you handle pressure and get the work done?’
When one person is fit in its true sense, he can perform his day to day hectic activities without giving up, he can feel fresh even in the most congested situations and be energetic at the end of the day. Being fit saves on person from various kind of diseases, be it Diabetes or be it Depression.
PHYSICAL FITNESS – Your body is like a Temple you should worship. One should keep it clean at all times, i.e., be hygienic. One should try to keep the fat content in the body as low as possible.
There are several ways of keeping the body fit –
Air Bike –
Roll Out –
Elbow to Knee –
There are several other Home Body Building exercises namely –
- Bridge 2) Lunge 3) Bear Walk 4) Mountain Climbers and many more.
MENTAL FITNESS – Just as your body needs exercises to stay fit and grow, your brain is also no different. It also needs to remain healthy and in top shape.
Your body begins to relax when you get to bed after a long day of work but the mind doesn’t do the same. Imaging a calm scenery or location helps your brain get some rest and relax. This brings down the anxiety and stress in both your mind and your body by demanding neurons in the less-dominant areas of your brain. It is the part of the brain that controls the feelings of self-confidence and hopefulness.
Some ways of Mental Fitness are –
1. Try Something Different
2. Be Positive with Yourself
3. Play Games
4. Stop Multitasking
5. Read More
6. Take the Time
SPIRITUAL FITNESS – It is a term used to capture a person’s overall spiritual health and reflects how spirituality may help one cope with and enjoy life.
Spirituality may be used generally to refer to that which gives meaning and purpose in life. The term may be used more specifically to refer to the practice of a philosophy, religion, or way of living. Spirituality has two primary expressions: Human Expression: Refers to the essential core of the individual.
It helps in strengthening self and building healthy relationships.
- Examples include commitment to family, love of life, and esprit de corps. Religious Expression: Refers to the application of faith.
It helps to connect to one’s Divine, God, and the supernatural.
- Examples include prayer, worship, and participation in the sacraments.
- Buddhism encourages pursuit of the Noble Path.
- Christianity has a focus on seeking the Holy Spirit.
- Islamic spirituality is derived from the Quran and following the Sunnah.
Chakras are the energy points and nodes in a subtle body. When a person opens them though meditation and practice can give a person ever lasting joy and energy.