The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Sole to soul

The path to fitness leads to gratitude

Because body, mind and soul are intricately connected, the movement of one part impacts another. Any change affects the whole. Fitness programs that involve mind as well as muscles restore a sense of wholeness and well-being we often lose in the fragmentation of daily life. The focusing skills that help us stay on a fitness path become the tools of transformation that move workouts beyond heart rates and calorie counts. By combining mental focus with physical effort, fitness walking becomes spirited walking. Body and mind achieve a harmony in which the spirit is free to soar.

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