Physical Health is Mental Health

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Physical Health is Mental Health

And vice-verse. Good physical health aides good mental health. Good mental health aids good physical health!

Feed Your Mind and Your Body

Body and Mind Together The best enjoyment of life follows the pursuit of the care and feeding of both your body and your mind. Good physical health is vital to overall wellness.

Symptoms of distress in your life need to be understood in the context of your entire body, not just the immediate area affected. Think of health as a broad goal for both the body and the mind.

Doctors of Duke University found that patients with a physical ailment who received a combination of physical and mental therapies were 2.5 times more likely to maintain recovery long-term than patients who received treatment for only their physical condition.

Never Too Old

Many people think their habits are set, and even if they could change them, what good would it do? In fact, improving your habits can improve your health at any age. You are never too old to strive for good physical health.

There is no value to lamenting what you didn’t do for yourself in the past. There is tremendous value in thinking about what you can do for yourself in the future.

Study Says…

Case Western Reserve University researchers found that increasing the frequency of exercise among those over the age of 72 improved their overall health and was associated with a better outlook on life and a 20 percent longer life span.

Elderly man walking his dog for physical health
Elderly man walking his dog

Raise Your Spirits Naturally

Lemon water can also prep up your mood and relieve you from depression and stress. Long distance walkers and world travelers as well as explorers look upon the lemon as a godsend. When fatigue begins, a lemon is sucked through a hole in the top. Quick acting medicine it is, giving almost unbelievable refreshment.

Fitness: It Can Be a Freebie!

The foundation of any good exercise program need be no more complicated than taking a walk or jog for free. Expensive machinery and health club memberships are fine if you want them but are not required for you to improve your health.

University of Richmond studies found that fitness programs based on walking or jogging and exercises without equipment, such as sit-ups, have the same beneficial health effects as machine-based exercise regimes.

What are you waiting for? Embrace physical health and obtain good mental health at the same time.

See also: Healthy Well Being: Write it Down and/or The Walking Series (complete with a printable chart to track your walks and programs from beginner to advanced!)

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing

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