I am a strong believer in viewing the person as a whole.
What I mean by that is that we are whole: Mind, body, spirit, emotions, actions, etc. Each “area” of functioning affects the others.
Let’s think about it this way: Let’s say I’m a negative thinker. When someone cuts me off on my commute to work, I think, “Hey! That guy is a F-ing a**hole!” (mind). I get angry (emotion). My muscles tense, I grip the steering wheel harder, and my heart starts beating faster (body). I then decide to show Mr. A**hole what I think of him, so I pull up near him a flip him off (action). I then start thinking of what my mom would think of what I had done (mind). So I start to feel guilty (emotion)…and it cycles on…
When it comes to being healthy, the whole person becomes important, because as I demonstrated above, all aspects of the self matter to all other aspects.
When I started this blog, it was a running blog. I have since branched out a little, such that it’s become more of a fitness blog, as I write about weightlifting, being active, swimming, and dieting. But I’m ready to branch out a little bit more and write about other areas of healthy living. I’m still going to focus mostly on physical fitness, but I want to stop ignoring other areas of our lives which truly affect health. So this blog is ready to be more wholistic.
So, I hope you’ll all bear with me as this blog becomes a wholistic healthy living blog.
What non-physical fitness part of health are you most interested in? How annoyed will you be when I write about healthy finances? (Personal finance is something I’m kinda good at).