Concept of The Whole Man

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In today’s Physical and Health Education class, we will be learning about the Concept of The Whole Man

Concept of The Whole Man

The concept of the whole man in Physical Education is a unique concept that emphasizes the significance of the mind and body. Since man’s existence relies on how much the mind and body are well taken care of, it is therefore described as the concept of the whole man. 

Take the concept personally as this talks about you as well as every human. Let’s learn!

concept of the whole man

Did you know that a healthy mind starts with a healthy body? Being healthy is what allows students to apply themselves fully in the classroom, uninhibited by conditions that could potentially pose a hindrance to the learning process.

Because exercise is a fundamental part of maintaining wellness,  incorporating physical activity into our school day and after-school programs ensures students are healthy.

The mind consists of mental states such as thoughts, emotions, beliefs, attitudes, and images. The brain is the hardware that allows us to experience these mental states.

Awareness of the mind-body connection is by no means new. Until approximately 300 years ago, virtually every system of medicine throughout the world treated the mind and body as a whole. But during the 17th century, the Western world started to see the mind and body as two distinct entities. In this view, the body was kind of like a machine, complete with replaceable, independent parts, with no connection whatsoever to the mind.

The mind-body connection is real, and it has a powerful impact on our well-being at every level. 

Now, let’s look at the importance of Mind and Body

A healthy mind encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It impacts how we think, feel, and act.  

A healthy mind offers several benefits:

  • It helps us to cope with the challenges we face. 
  • It helps us to recover from bad experiences.  
  • It prepares us mentally for any unfortunate or sudden events. 
  • It brings a positive attitude. 

These benefits generate feelings of hope and confidence, which in turn can boost mental health as a feedback loop. If the mind is not healthy, however, the person may become vulnerable and face difficulties in handling stress or stressful situations. 


In summary, the mind and body are two different entities. However, they are densely interconnected. For example, if the mind is not well or calm or at peace, the person will also experience dullness in the physical health of the body.



What is the aim of the Concept of the Whole Man in Physical Education? Explain using an example. 


Reading Assignment

Give two ways that you can maintain a healthy Mind and Body


Weekend Assignment

Explain the five importance of the mind and body. 


We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be talking about Physical Education Ideologies. 

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