What is mental fitness?

Mental fitness—in terms of optimizing success and well-being—is a relatively new concept in the wellness arena.

The relationship between mental fitness and mental health is akin to the relationship between physical fitness and physical health.


Health is defined as the state of being free from illness or injury.

Fitness is defined as the ability to survive and thrive.


It’s not a clinical thing

While health care services and fitness programs are related, they are different.

4D Fit is a fitness program, not a health care service.

So what’s the difference?

While physical and mental health services are provided by a licensed medical doctor or clinician in a hospital or clinical setting, and may include screenings, diagnoses, and treatment of an illness, injury, or other health condition…

Physical and mental fitness programs are guided by a fitness instructor, coach, or trainer—often at a remote site, outdoors, or at a fitness facility—and may include exercise instruction, nutritional guidelines, and social support to achieve specific goals.

Fitness supports health—and success!

Like physical fitness, mental fitness focuses on improving resilience, strength, and endurance to help prevent illness or injury, and achieve optimum performance.

Your mind matters

The simple fact is that many barriers to achieving goals are psychological—including perception of self, others, time, ability, and motivation.

Mental fitness is an essential part of overall wellness and achieving goals that depend on constructive thoughts, feelings, and actions.

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