August 2014: Intellectual & Physical Wellbeing
Peace of Mind & Body!
Welcome to the August issue of TotalWellbeing! This time we look at the ever important link between the body and the mind. All too often we think of mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing as a disjointed relationship when in fact the two should be inseparable. Not only are the mind and body dependent on the other, but the wellbeing of one is indisputably affected by the wellbeing of the other. To explore this relationship more closely please read The Connection, below.
Towards the end of July the MINES blog saw a surge of activity. We had a 2 part look into an increasingly important organizational topic, Generational Differences. The first post from our HR specialist Daniel Kimlinger looked at addressing concerns current organizations have particularly as older generations are working more and more with younger workers that have different wants and needs than they do. As a follow up, one of MINES’ Account Managers, Patrick Hiester, discussed the scope and relevant dimensions of the generational gap topic. Then of course we had our monthly dose of inspiration from “Marcia’s reFrame” highlighting the incredible power of having the support of your loved ones behind you.
Enjoy your last few weeks of summer as kids start going back to school and neighborhood pools start to call it a year. But even if the ice cream trucks won’t be coming around for much longer we will still be here to keep you on track with plenty of resources. To stay on top of it all please visit our blog, and follow us on our LinkedIn showcase pages.
To your total wellbeing,
The MINES Team
The Connection: Intellectual & Physical Wellbeing
Many practices around the world including yoga, meditation, holistic practices, Tai Chi, mindfulness techniques, and many others focus on bringing the mind and body together into harmony. Many dedicate their whole lives to these practices, and rightfully so! The mind/body connection is vital to understanding ourselves and our place in the world. Just having an awareness of this connection is a huge first step in achieving balance and finding lifelong peace and happiness. It’s not all about finding balance though, as some things are out of our control such as certain health issues like injuries or disease. If the mind is not well the body will suffer, and vice versa, and when struck with a disease or injury it can have a compounding effect on both physical and intellectual wellbeing.
Easy Exercise Tips
Intellectual Health Tips & Assessment
Exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways of improving both your physical and mental health. A little regular exercise can ease depression and anxiety, boost energy and mood, and relieve stress. But you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. No matter your age or fitness level, there are lots of enjoyable ways to use physical activity to help you feel better, look better, and enjoy life more!
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Your intellectual health and wellness involves your ability to think clearly and realistically, to have more positive thoughts than negative ones, to be able to pay attention appropriately, to have good short and long term memory, and to value learning over your entire lifetime. To be intellectually healthy, you are involved in activities that increase knowledge, moral reasoning, and mental agility.
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