I hope you had a great Christmas. I had a wonderful white Christmas in New York with my daughter and friends. New York City is always beautiful at this time of the year especially near Rockefeller Center. The streets are crowded with people watching the beautifully decorated showcases and busy catching that last minute sale.  As we come to the close of another year I usually reflect on the year that's passing and see if I have accomplished the goals I set myself at the start of the year. So far I have accomplished most of what I wanted and I am looking forward 2018. Let's make 2018 the best year ever!

Mind/Body Fitness: Putting It First Into Your Lives for 2018

 Make 2018 the year of putting fitness first into your life. 
Good spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health are the real meaning of fitness. If your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health are good, you  are following healthy habits, diets, and exercises, and can handle and deal with everyday stresses, then you are considered fit. 

Body fitness occurs if all the processes of the body associated with mental and physical state are functioning at its peak levels. However, this is not only a one day task. It does not necessarily mean going to a gym or simply taking a walk in a park. 
You should also nurture your body with proper nutrition to function well and stay healthy. Important minerals, vitamins, and foods must be provided to achieve overall fitness.  Daily necessities as well as body conditioning are needed. 
You should also know the difference between wellness and fitness since some have misconception about it. Being well and being fit is entirely different and have exclusive conditions, but both are essential in maintaining vitality and health.  The body maintains its balance if both fitness and wellness are in its maximum levels. Generally, nutritional intake affects the ability of the mind, body, and staying well. If this is combined with healthy eating, clean living, regular exercise and being happy, then it will result to total wellness and fitness. 
Happiness depends on the state of your emotional health. Negative emotions such as, anger, frustration, anxiety and depression, deplete our fitness level. Having positive emotions and being happy are essential to our health and well being.
Educating one's self about your emotional and bodily needs for maintaining a fit body is also important. If you have an unhealthy body and are plagued by negative emotions you need to dig deeply for their causes. In fact, becoming fit again is not easy as you could observe that what makes your body unfit is several years of body abuse from bad habits, poor nutrition, negative thoughts and lack of physical exercises. 

Your physical body works better compared to any invented machine. It's more powerful and complex, thus it can take more abuse yet continuously operate without meeting its everyday requirements for a few days.  But if you put first body fitness in your life, then your body can do its work tremendously well. A fitness counselor or licensed fitness instructor at a fitness club or local gym can test your fitness levels, while wellness is determined by optimum functioning of your immune systems. A health coach can help you attain your wellness level.

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The course on Master Your Emotions-Transform Your Life will be starting online 20th January 2018. Details for registration will be in the next newsletter.
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