Mens sana corpore sano*
Mens sana corpore sano*Physical and mental well-being
The original meaning of the Latin phrase, mens sana corpore sano, was to pray - to have a healthy mind - fending off a balanced spirit in a healthy body. Although currently, the meaning is adapted to "cultivate the body", such as meditation and cognitive exercises, which results in a healthy mind.
In the same way that an athlete needs a structured physical routine that is accompanied by a good diet that provides them with the necessary nutrients to achieve their maximum performance, it must also be linked to a third key: mental fitness.
But what is mental fitness? It is the set of activities that aim to improve the cognitive activities of people. It also helps combat stress and anxiety.
An advantage of the third key is that it is not necessary to travel to a specialized center since you can practice it from the comfort of your home, spending only 15 or 20 minutes a day. Here are some tips to start putting it into practice:
- Think positive.
- Healthy nutrition.
- Eight hours of sleep.
- Perform physical exercise.
- Listen to music.
- To solve crosswords.
The mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body. It should not be ignored because the consequences seem to be more invisible than the physical exercise, indeed, sometimes what is not seen by the naked eye can be more important than what can easily be seen.
*Quotation from Juvenal's Satires in Latin.