Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the results never reflect the effort you put in?
Have you tried to stick to an exercise program or mindfulness practice, only to find it doesn’t last long?
You may have tried maintaining an exercise or meditation routine but failed to find motivation to continue long term or to really feel engaged in the activity. This isn’t uncommon.
Particularly after the age of 40, we often start believing that it’s too hard, or we’re too unfit or too old to start and sustain healthy habits. We become too critical of ourselves and lose the will to change.
The one common mistake most people tend to make is to treat the well-being of the mind and the body as separate. Only when you focus on the overall health of the mind and body as one, will you be able to see and feel the positive changes you desperately seek.
Indeed, the Gestalt (whole) theory states that: “Humans are best viewed as a whole entity, consisting of body, mind and soul. Furthermore, the whole of any object or process is greater than it’s parts; we, as humans, cannot be understood simply as a sum of smaller, independent parts.” Gestalt Australia
The mind, heart and body are all connected. So, we require an integrated health and well being program that takes all three systems into account. Indeed, the principle of synergy states that systems working well together produce even greater positive results than they would working independently.
When applied to the concept of fitness of our minds, hearts and bodies, the principle of synergy assures that, when we are working all three systems together, we’ll experience much greater benefits than those we’d have participating in them separately.
Programs that integrate the all-round development of the mind, body and heart can kickstart and maintain your health and well-being.
Three Elements of Health
Three key elements that lead you to a healthy and fulfilling life are – mindfulness, self-kindness and exercise. When you strike a balance between these three elements, you can create a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that lasts.
Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness
Mindfulness is very crucial in improving the quality of life, specially in today’s stressful and busy world. Being mindful means being consciously aware of the present while accepting and enjoying it without judgement. If you spend too much time overthinking, worrying about the future or pondering on negative thoughts, practicing mindfulness can help you draw your mind away from these thoughts.
Mindfulness exercises help in;
- Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
- Increasing awareness
- Improving clarity of thoughts
- Experience less emotional reactivity
- Improving the brain’s functioning
- Lowering blood pressure and heart rate
So mindfulness improves both your mental and physical health.
Benefits of practicing self-kindness
Self-kindness or self-compassion is probably the most underrated aspect of our well-being. We worry so much about taking care of others and being kind to everyone around us, yet we forget how important it is to be kind to ourselves. We are often too critical of everything we do. Knowing your flaws is good but constantly criticizing yourself for them is unhealthy. Being forgiving and compassionate towards yourself can help your achieve greater heights. Only when you’re happy with yourself, will you be able to care for others around you.
Practicing self-kindness can help improves;
- Happiness and optimism
- Interpersonal relationships
- Physical and mental health
- Satisfaction and motivation in life
Benefits of exercise
Exercise is probably the one activity whose benefits are known to us all. Physical exercise not only improves your fitness but also your mental state. It is proven that physical exercise helps release endorphins in the body that trigger feelings of happiness and positivity and reduce pain. Regular exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, improves muscle tone and bone strength and also keeps illnesses like diabetes and hypertension at bay.
Exercise can help you;
- Improve physical fitness
- Overcome stress and anxiety
- Regulate blood sugar and blood pressure
- Slow down ageing
- Reduce pain and inflammation
It is important, however, to practice the right kind of exercises to attain your desired results. Finding motivation to exercise and choosing the right exercises can be a little challenging without proper guidance.
Benefits of All 3 Key Elements in One Program
Now that you know how important these 3 key elements are to your overall health, don’t you wish there was a single comprehensive program that could combine all three aspects? Well you don’t have to wait anymore. Fit Tone Flex is a unique, research backed program that integrates the benefits of these 3 key elements to give you a balanced approach to well-being.
The Fit Tone Flex program includes the right blend of mindfulness exercises, self-kindness practices and physical exercise that bring a sustainable change to your lifestyle. Not only will you feel healthier, but also happier and more contented with your life than ever before.
This program understands the importance and impact of all round well-being of the mind, heart and body on your life. If you are looking for a lasting change in your way of life, this is it.
An all-round development of the mind, body and heart without having to enroll in separate programs for exercise, mindfulness or self-kindness.