Thank you everyone. You have all contributed valid thoughts and have benefited towards my essay on whether exercise is a mind body wellness technique. There are so many angles that one could approach this from, however I have always believed that the mind and body are totally integrated, which brings in Karin’s quote of “Mens sana in corpore sano”, and would extend it further to say a healthy mind in a healthy body in a healthy body, as it never is a one way action, but rather a cycle.
Thank you all.
Hello Liz Davidson,
Exercise is any activity that is done to train the body and mind.
It can also be described as anything that is done while awake; because, there are many who can only breathe with assistance and still manage to exert themselves.
You may also think about how reading and thinking slow the recovery process after a concussion.
Lastly, where there’s a will, there’s a way. How is that for mind-body connection?
this is an interesting qualification that you have added to your initial question.
In order to define the mind/body relationship, I would not look for the latest research but for the oldest one: “Mens sana in corpore sano” – a healthy mind in a healthy body.
I believe that exercise can be made a mind/body wellness technique with the addition of mindfulness concepts. If this were to be your approach to exercise, then you can certainly define in the way you view it as an explanation of your approach to wellness.