Fitness Tips from Fitness 2J2: The spiritual, emotional, and mental impact physical health
- Joel Pedersen | March 06, 2018
As we come to the end of February much has happened in the first few months of 2018. Although this column is usually about health and wellness of the body, I wanted to talk also about the other parts of our wellness. The spiritual and emotional part, and how it relates to fitness. Most of us are still processing the aftermath of the Stanley trial in North Battleford, which has brought international spotlight onto our province and to Canada. The pain of loss for the Colten Boushie family should be the only story. How we remember the many issues involved, in the end it should be of respect for the loss of a young life.
Instead it is in a system, about people who we interact with each day. We now live in a time where some world leaders are unfortunately causing more distrust, it has a knock on effect. People, who we thought we knew and respected us, now openly use social media to post racist and extreme opinions. How do we move forward? Our children are watching us on how to react, and looking for direction.
We show them resilience; we show them to be Strong; to be Healthy; to be Proud. We have much to be proud of, with success that can be shared and passed on to the next generation. We need to ensure to empower each other to bring out the best. This is what the true Indigenous Leaders of the past did. If we feel defeated, not to allow that to occupy space, not to allow our spirit, our health to be effected.
Gifted and talented our Indigenous athletes representing Canada at the Winter Olympics in South Korea: Women’s hockey Bridgette Lacquette member of Cote FN; Men’s hockey Rene Bourque from Lac La Biche Metis; Cross country Jesse Cockney Inuit and others. They represent some of the best of us, they are great role models, and we can be proud of their accomplishments.
We have Indigenous Leaders in key positions of authority and responsibility; professionals who can make the examples for change: Medicine Dr.Dion Martin of FondDuLac FN; Dentist’s Dr.Glenda Orr of Flying Dust FN and Dr.Ron Martin also of FondDuLac FN; Law Honorable Judge Gerald Morin; Government MP Georgina Jolibois; MLA’s Danielle Chartier and Bucky Belanger; File Hills FN Police Chief Len Busch; Saskatoon Police Service Chief Troy Cooper; Academic’s; Professor’s; Lawyer’s; Journalist’s; Writer’s; Teachers; Coach’s; Community Volunteers and Representatives; CEO’s; Business owners; Non-Profit Company Director’s.
When we celebrate the success of our people in a positive and healthy way, it generates a positive effect for all of us. It is vital for all of us to meet this current challenge and rise above it. We can do this in the holistic way through the balance of Physical; Mental; Spiritual; Emotional aspects of our fitness.
So we look at the Spiritual; Mental and Emotional health and the connection to the physical. If we take some time to be active it will help in the other portions in our daily lives. We will intuitively know what we must do to move forward.
Though our partnerships we offer some No Cost Fitness and running programming for all ages and abilities, we also provide beginner akido-jujitsu self defence for women and youth. The new facility at Neechie Gear offers a look to see what a functional fitness training area could look like in your community. Now is the time to make a change that your future self can thank you for.
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