CREATIVE WELLNESS MENTAL FITNESS Change your thoughts and Change your mind~ Norman Vincent Peale
CREATIVE WELLNESS What is Mental Fitness Studies on the benefit ofMental Fitness Exercises or activities topromote Mental Fitness
CREATIVE WELLNESS What is Mental Fitness? “This balance consists of the following 10 mental skills/characteristics: emotionalintelligence, knowledge, discretion, awareness, intuition, honesty, selflessness, inspiration (dreams/vision), discipline/self-control and courage” (Crossfusion Human and Fitness, n.d.)
CREATIVE WELLNESS “It appears that these fields are able to stimulate an injuryrepair process within the body, whose messages are carriedthrough the perineural system and the connective tissuematrix” (Durham, 2011). In reference to the electromagnetic field in our body that isactivated by all areas in a persons life.
CREATIVE WELLNESS How does good mental health improve physical health? • “People with problems coping with their anger or aggravation were found to be at ten times heightened risk for future heart arrhythmias than those without such anger problems” (Psych Central, 2012).
CREATIVE WELLNESS According to a study at East Carolina in 2011 • “Among participants who were depressed, individuals who played casual games like Bejeweled Blitz demonstrated an average 57 percent reduction in symptoms” (Ayers, 2011).
CREATIVE WELLNESS Activities and/or Exercises to improve mental fitness Diet Physical Fitness Brain Games
CREATIVE WELLNESS DIET A diet high in antioxidants will help prevent damage to cells in the body This includes foods high in vitamin C and E, magnesium and zinc (Stibich, 2012).
CREATIVE WELLNESS Physical Fitness Even just walking 2 hours a week can provide benefits “Exercise enhances memory and improves thinking” (Stibich, 2012).
CREATIVE WELLNESS Brain Games “Research has shown the remaining engaged in cognitive activities will help to prevent memory loss” (Stibich, 2012). Although this option is not a better option than physical exercise, it will still produce benefits
CREATIVE WELLNESS Summary Keeping all areas of your life fit and healthy will benefit your physical health Knowing how to access the deepest part of your mind to access the innermost healing powers Doing activities and exercises to improve mental fitness takes practice and dedication
REFERENCE Ayers, K. (2012). Connecting to your inner wisdom.Retrieved fromhttp://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/10/11/depression-theres-an-app-for-that/ Crossfusion Human Performance and Fitnesss, n.d.Retrieved from http://crossfusionfitness.com/what-is-crossfusion/human-performance/what-is-mental-fitness-exactly
CREATIVE WELLNESS Durham, J. (2011). Energy Medicine Hands-On Healing of theHuman Energy Field. Retrieved from:http://www.transitiontoparenthood.com/janelle/energy/abouttheauthor.htm Stidich, M. (2007). How To Improve Your Mental Fitness.Retrieved fromhttp://longevity.about.com/od/mentalfitness/ht/mentalfitness.htm Susie Brishaber October 23,2012