How Emotionally Fit Are You?

Emotional fitness reflects your ability to understand and deal with your own feelings and other people’s, manage stress well (thanks to your abundant arsenal of coping tools), and forge healthy relationships—and it’s important because what’s good for your mind is good for your body. “There’s no division at the neck,” says Alice Domar, Ph.D., director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health in Waltham, MA, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School and author of Be Happy Without Being Perfect. “If you want to be a healthy person, you’ve got to work on your emotional fitness as well as your physical fitness.” To find out how emotionally fit you are now, answer the following questions.

Stacey Colino