Spirit + Mind + Body

When you think about being healthy, what words come to mind? 

Weight loss?  Fitness?  Diet?  Exercise? 

While these things might make you a healthier individual, you cannot discount your body’s need for spiritual and mental health.  Strong physical fitness without a solid mental state can wreak havoc on your life.  For instance, when trying to make a lifestyle change you are guaranteed to hit a few roadblocks.  However, if you can prepare your mind for them and not allow them to drag you down, you can get back on the road without much of a hiccup. 

As a Young Y Leader, I have the opportunity to work with our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.  It is tough to imagine a better example of individuals advancing their spiritual, mental and physical health than this.  These cancer survivors are committed to improving their well-being through exercise, support and prayer.  They care about each other, and truly want to see each other succeed.  We have loads of evidence to demonstrate that the survivors have made some amazing improvements due to each individual’s commitment to improving their total health.    

How do you find balance in your spiritual, mental and physical health?   

Corey is the Healthy Living Director at the Beaumont Centre Family YMCA in Lexington, KY.  He has worked with the Y for five years in both as a part-time and full-time employee.  Corey is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has a degree in biology.  In 2010, he participated in the YMCA’s Mano a Mano program in Mexico.  When not working or hanging out with his wife, Corey can be found swimming, cycling or running. 

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, healthy living, fitness, Livestrong, cancer, chronic disease, spirit, mind, body, physical, spiritual, healthy

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