Five Pillars of a Healthy and Happy Life Style – Healthy Minds and Bodies

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To be happy we have to learn and embrace a healthy life style that includes not only our emotional fitness but also our fitness related to our achievements and relationships and our physical health.

The five pillars of a healthy and happy lifestyle according to the health coaching guidelines from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) include:

  1. Psychological Fitness. Get life coaching here. Read more here.
  2. Achievement Fitness. Get life coaching and career coaching.
  3. Nutritional Fitness. Check out our Wellness Shop and our Healthy Lifestyle page for the best 100% natural nutritional and weight loss products and FREE nutritional and essential oil guides. Get a FREE nutritional guide and test to assess your body’s toxicity here. Get a FREE Guide on Essential Oils here.
  4. Interpersonal Fitness. Get life coaching here.
  5. Physical Fitness

Note that these five pillars collectively supply our basic “human” needs and sustain us like those that together hold up majestic monuments. So, if one pillar comes down the others may be able to support part but not the whole of our being.

th-9Similarly, when we do not maintain all the pillars or one or more become weak, our overall health and happiness suffer and are put at risk of serious overall harm.

The five pillars of a healthy lifestyle according to ACE include:


Psychological fitness
: The individual has sufficient resilience, energy, and motivation to be able to use his or her intellectual, behavioral, and emotional competencies to meet the demands of everyday life and function in society. This includes the way the individual thinks about him- or herself, his or her life, and others with whom he or she interacts. It also encompasses the way individuals react in response to thoughts and emotions. This area may also encompass spiritual fitness, including positive beliefs and expressions of the deepest parts of the self, an individual’s self-awareness, creativity, and the ability to love and be loved. Get life coaching to help you set, stay accountable to, and achieve your goals that support a healthy and happy life style.

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th-6Achievement fitness: Individuals who set goals and achieve them and who strive for something that is personally meaningful, regardless of the content, are found to be happier than those who do not strive to achieve. Finding a purpose in life and working ceaselessly toward that purpose encompasses achievement fitness. It requires perseverance, determination, resolution, and diligence—traits that are key elements of healthy living. The mind cannot process two opposing thoughts. If we think negative thoughts, then we move in that direction. If we think positive value-adding thoughts then we move in that direction. Get life coaching and career coaching to help you set, stay accountable to, and achieve your goals that support a healthy and happy life style.. 

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Nutritional fitness: The individual eats the correct amount of nutrients on a regular schedule to be able to perform at the highest levels, support adaptation, prevent obesity and other diseases, repair the body after damage, fuel bioenergetic needs, and live life in good health. Check out our Wellness Shop and our Healthy Lifestyle page for the best 100% natural nutritional and weight loss products and FREE nutritional and essential oil guides. Get a FREE nutritional guide and test to assess your body’s toxicity here. Get a FREE Guide on Essential Oils here.

Interpersonal fitness: The individual has the ability to establish close, meaningful relationships free of conflict—overtly, face-to-face, or even virtually. The ability to fulfill the needs of others and make one’s own needs clear are also important elements. Get life coaching here.

Physical fitness: This includes the competence to function well in daily activities without injury, resist disease, enjoy leisure time, be healthy, and resiliently cope with emergency events. Cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, agility, coordination, and reaction speed are all components of physical fitness. Check out our Wellness Shop and our Healthy Lifestyle page for the best 100% natural nutritional and weight loss products and FREE nutritional and essential oil guides you can use to support your physical fitness goals.

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