The 6 Aspects of Health - Cognitive

The 6 Aspects of Health - Cognitive

In this part of the series, I’d like to talk about how active we keep our minds. As I’ve said previously, there will of course be some crossover, in particular with the upcoming knowledge blog, but also with the previous social article. Whilst some of the suggestions and methods I’ll mention will work to improve more than one area of your health, I’ll endeavour to focus on the one in question when referencing certain studies and suggesting changes you can make to your routine to create improvements.

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The 6 Aspects of Health

The 6 Aspects of Health

Greg Glassman defined fitness as “increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains”. This definition, whilst incredibly accurate and descriptive, allows people to miss the nuance, and drastically over simplify their understanding of the definition. This reductionist approach leads people to tailor the inferred and underlying principles on which the statement is founded, to suit their own likes and dislikes. Since he uses fitness to identify the upper end of a continuum by which to measure health, this seems to be an appropriate definition with which to start.

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