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Spark People System Cornerstones - Fitness

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Good FITNESS - both mental and physical - can create what amounts to an unfair advantage. Living longer and stronger gives you the chance to do more and makes the whole process more fun. With a strong body and mind, you have the energy and clarity to do what you need to keep moving forward. Grandma was right - to go far, you have to eat your veggies, get off the couch and go outside, and not worry so much about the small stuff."

I believe this completely. I also agree there is an important balance between mental and physical fitness. That is one reason I am a huge support of community involvement, sharing your mental skills through volunteering. Volunteering can also give someone a sense of purpose that they may not have any other way.

I think the more active someone is then healthy they are. Maintaining a healthy body through good eating habits and fitness helps your body heal itself faster and prevent health issues.

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RAGAMUFFINKEL 2/20/2012 10:40PM

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WORTHEYMOM 2/17/2012 9:35AM

    LOVE IT! It is even better when you can include fitness in with your volunteering! My troop will be starting the couch to 5K this summer! They are all super excited to be able to run a full 5k without walking when we are done!

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NANCYRUBIO 2/17/2012 8:01AM

    I agree with post with your blog and should follow it.

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/16/2012 9:11PM

    Great points. SWMBO and I try to do as much as we can locally, be it for some of the schools here, retirement homes, and even a couple of local charitable organizations like Children in Crisis or some of the retirement homes here.

We always end up feeling better because we realize no matter how tough we might think we have it, there are plenty worse off.

And I've decided to take some time off to regain my own mental fitness next week!

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