Body & Soul...
Wellness is the optimal functioning and integration of the mind, body, and
soul. When these aspects are fully developed and integrated, optimal well-being results in a "zest for
Most people know of the physical benefits of exercise for the
body, but new research
indicates it is just as important for the mind. As reported in the September 2013
edition of the AARP Bulletin; "Rarely do neuroscientists, psychologists, and physicians agree unequivocally on
anything. But they agree on this: Exercise is the best thing you can do for your brain." "It
slashes your lifetime risk of Alzheimer's in half and your risk of general dementia by 60 percent; says John
Medina, affiliated professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine and author
of Brain Rules."
Many people neglect the third area of wellness; the
Spiritual wellness is a personal matter involving values and beliefs that
provide a purpose in our lives.
Boomer Beach Fitness invites family members of all ages to join us on our
"Body & Soul" beach walks. We meet the first Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm under the fishing pier on beautiful
Okaloosa Island. We walk along the turquoise water of the sugar-white beach while praying the Rosary
together. Pope John Paul II declared the Rosary as his favorite prayer, a "prayer for peace and for the
family". The walks generally last for 30 minutes. For more information on the Body & Soul
beach walks, please contact Tim at 850-499-3233. Here is a link for instructions on how to pray the