What is mental fitness?

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

Physical and mental health are often monitored by a doctor or clinician in a hospital or clinical setting, and may include check-ups, diagnoses, and treatment of an illness, injury, or other health condition.

Physical and mental fitness focus on resilience, strength, and endurance—to help prevent injury or illness, improve rate of recovery, and achieve optimum performance.

Fitness supports health—and success!

Fitness programs are often guided by a fitness instructor, coach, or trainer either outdoors or at a fitness facility, and may include exercises, instruction, nutritional guidelines, and social support to achieve specific goals.

Your mind matters

Many barriers to achieving our goals are psychological—including our perception of self, others, time, ability, and motivation.

Mental fitness is an essential part of our overall fitness and achieving life goals that depend on our thoughts, feelings, and the choices we make.

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