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Choices for Positive Living: A Private/Public Partnership Program Fitness and Self-Esteem Adults and Children

to Promote Mental

Much attention has been given recently in the United States to the area of health promotion; however, the vast majority of information and thinking has centered on physical health promotion. If one asks a group of people to list concepts and activities related to health promotion and fitness, in most situations the resulting list would reflect awareness and practices involving mainly physical fitness with an absence of mental health promotion issues. In fact, if one were to ask that same group of people to list concepts of mental health, in most situations the resulting list would reflect mental illness descriptors.