Fitness is big business these days. Everyone wants to get fit. People shell out thousands for gym memberships. They get into their gym clothes and head off to the gym and climb on a stair stepper or stationary bike or a treadmill and do their workouts. I just go for a walk around the office building where I work. I get the same kind of workout as someone on a treadmill. I also see more. Then I go into the stairwell and climb up several floors, then go down again, then back up for a total of five floors on my break, I do another five floors at lunch. I get almost the same workout as someone who uses a stair stepper but I don’t pay a cent to do it. My point here is that you don’t have to join a gym to get fit, assuming you want to get fit. Go out and take a walk. You don’t have to jog or run, you can just walk. Just don’t expect instant results. You won’t see them.
A fit body is only half the equation though. Your mind can get flabby as well. You need to exercise it. I do logic puzzles on my tablet. It’s a puzzle where you have to determine the color of hexagons based on colored dots. If the color of a dot on a hexagon match the color of the dots on an adjacent hexagon, the hexagon that adjoins them is that color. The trick here is that you aren’t always given the colors. Some hexagons have six colored dots, others anywhere from one colored dots to five of them. Your job in this puzzle is to determine what the color of the hexagons are. When you finish the puzzle, you will see a picture. That’s just one example of a way to exercise your brain. There are others. Writing in a journal as I do works as well. I try to write nine hundred words a day on just about whatever comes to my mind. Sometimes I get a blog out of it, sometimes I just get nine hundred words in a file. That’s OK. The point is that I am thinking and using my mind to create those words.
Fitness of body goes right along with fitness of mind. Exercise both. To be a truly healthy human being, you need to exercise both your mind and your body. Improve your mind by all means, but don’t neglect your body. Get yourself some rock hard abs, but if you don’t think, you might as well be a rock. Balance it all out — mind and body— and you will be a better person for it.