PERSON HEALTH SPA
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The Whole Person Health Spa is dedicated to the health and fitness
of the entire human being and not just the physical aspect. Fitness
and health of the mind and spirit can be affected by physical fitness and
in turn affect the physical aspect of fintess.
These three aspects come from the cornerstone philosophies of the YMCA
- Mind, Body and Spirit. This International Organization believe
for a person to be fit, they must develop not just the body but the mind
and spirit as well. From my experience with various fitness and recreation
organizations, I have come to believe this as well. The fitness of
each of these components of a person are interlinked as it is hard to increase
or decrease the fitness of one area without affecting the others.
The famous quote "Healthy mind, healthy body" exemplifies this.
Thus I have divided the spa into sections corresponding to each of these
aspects of human fitness. Within each, I have place topics relating to
them to better understand them or from my own personal interests.
However, each aspect cannot be wholy divorced of the other two so each
topic will relate to one or both of the other areas in some way.
This is impossible to avoid.
Fitness of the body can
have a dramatic affect on the fitness of spirit and mind and vise versa.
Maintaining physical fitness also increases ones ability to recover from
illness and injury and reduce the risk of heart disease. My interest
comes from my experience and training as a lifeguard and swimming instructor,
degree in physical education (kinesiology) and assorted other things.
Fitness of the Body
The fitness of the mind refers to not only
the mental health but to the knowledge and judgement exercised by one's
mind. Such fitness is important in daily life and can be reflected
in many ideas. The mind covers a broad range of concepts but to me
it means intellect, wisdom, judgement and knowledge. It also requires
the willingness to learn new ideas and share old ones. Fitness of
the mind is an ongoing quest that is never completed.
Fitness of the Mind
A person's spirit is essential for a healthy
life. The Spirit is sometimes considered synomous with the soul but in
a secular way (not necessarily a religious concept although it can be depending
on one's outlook on life). A healthy spirit depends on many things
to keep it so. These include friends, pets and hobbies.
Fitness of the Spirit
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