Total Bio-Fitness

 

Total bio-fitness means all the human biological systems are optimized to enable a person to be the best that they can be, mind, body and spirit.

To benefit our clients we distinguish five types of bio-stress and their correlates, five types of fitness. Through our methods and principles, we dissolve chronic bio-stress, activate and encourage total bio-fitness. Achieving these states of fitness yields greater vitality, intelligence and performance leading clients to more success and fulfillment.
 

These five areas were selected based on the work of scholars. practitioners and researchers that illuminates biological structures and activities underlying our experience of well-being and performance. Additionally, they  give us access to ways of measuring and validating changes away from disease and dysfunction, towards health and high-performance.

Below are descriptions of those areas. Because the brain coordinates and communicates with virtually the whole body it is given top billing. However, when physical health is compromised brain health is as well. Actually all of these areas work together and are ultimately part of one indivisible being called a human.

Any area has distinct physiological elements whose relative health can be quantitatively measured.  Any given area could be in one of six states: disease, chronic stress, acute stress, healthy, very healthy or highest-functioning.  ( See Chronic Bio-Stress)

Continuum of Health

disease <-- chronic stress <-- acute stress  * healthy*  --> well --> high-performance
 

Five Types of Bio-Fitness

​​Brain Fitness

  • Quick speed of reaction time

  • Sensory processing ability: see, listen, smell, taste, touch

  • Brain's ability to maintain focus and alertness

  • Connectivity: how well the brain communicates and coordinates within itself

  • Accuracy: ability to detect small differences

  • Time perception: knowing order and duration of events

  • Plasticity: ability to respond and adapt to change

  • Self-regulation: Ability to modulate moods, emotions and thought patterns

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Physical Fitness

  • Ability to move with full range of motion, agility and balance

  • Energy sufficient for activities

  • Good nutrition and digestion for strength, energy, mental clarity

  • Immune system resilience

  • Physical strength and endurance

  • Ability to restore vitality with rest

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Mental Fitness

  • Person is able to control impulses, emotions, thoughts and behaviors

  • Has appropriate responses to challenges and opportunities of life

  • Able to generate a positive, hopeful, mood state

  • Able to practically apply knowledge learned

  • Able to realize intellectual, emotional and social potential

  • Able to maintain a sense of well-being and self-confidence

Cognitive Fitness

  • Alertness

  • Memory ability

  • Learning ability

  • Reading and comprehension ability

  • Clear thinking ability: analysis, synthesis, logical reasoning

  • Executive skills: planning, organizing, decision-making, concentration

  • Visualization and creativity

  • Language, math, music, conscious movement ability

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Social Fitness

  • Ability to understand self and others

  • Ability to understand and maintain social roles and rules

  • Awareness and control of emotions, thoughts, behaviors relative to their effect on others

  • Positive self image and self-esteem

  • Conversational skills of listening and speaking

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201407/what-is-social-intelligence-why-does-it-matter