May 25, 2010
CrossFitters Dr. Brooke Envick and Rick Martinez create a study designed to test whether physical fitness can improve your emotional fitness.
Health-science experts claim that the combination of proper nutrition with physical exercise will improve your emotional well-being. In other words, improved physical fitness can lead to improved emotional fitness.
Emotional fitness is defined as the state wherein the mind is capable of staying away from negative thoughts and can focus on creative and constructive tasks. Being emotionally fit is the key to success in all aspects of life. Negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, sadness and distress can prevent success and drain the energy needed to be productive in your daily routine and activities.
It stands to reason that improving your physical fitness can make you a happier and more productive person, not only in the gym but also in everyday life. We decided to see for ourselves by conducting a study with our own members at Alamo CrossFit, owned and operated by Rick Martinez. As such, the subjects were CrossFitters with varying experience levels rather than average people who had never experienced the program, but we wanted to see the results of the study and decide what, if anything, we could conclude.