During these changing times of staying at home it is important to maintain a sound mind and body to keep our health. This series brought to us by the Asics Frontrunner team highlights the many different ways in which we can do this, from family workouts, running and training, to making a home gym and some yoga to mix it up a little.
ASICS - the name is inspired by the acronym for the Latin expression "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" ("You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body"). These words made a deep impression on founder Mr. Onitsuka, inspiring his dedication to making athletic shoes with the aim of nurturing healthy minds and bodies of young people through sports in post-war Japan.
And so the mantra “Sound Mind, Sound Body was born”.
Forty-five years later and once again we are faced with unprecedented uncertainty and stress. We are limited in how we train, exercise, work, play and see family and friends. BUT just as Mr Kihachiro believed, I too believe and know that when we are sound in mind, we are sound in body. The two go together and are inextricably linked. With a healthy mind, we will be motivated to move however we desire and when we move our bodies, we move our minds to become optimistic, energised and clear.