Your overall health? It’s all in your mind (and body and diet)!
Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) has been creating awareness that mental health is at the core of a person’s overall health and well-being.
So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally and it’s important to pay attention to both our physical health and mental health. By being conscious of the relationship and balance between physical and mental help, we achieve overall wellness and remain on the path of recovery from mental illnesses like addiction, depression and anxiety.
Throughout May, Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness is helping to raise awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health. BBHW is promoting Mental Health America’s program of #4Mind4Body. The 4Mind4Body campaign is meant to educate and inform individuals about how eating healthy foods, gut health, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can support your overall health.
A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic health problems. It also plays a major role in promoting recovery from these conditions. Maintaining a healthy body is one of the best ways to help maintain a healthy mind!
Proper exercise and diet and adequate sleep all help in controlling weight, improving our mental health and allowing us to live a longer and happier life. What’s more, recent research reveals the connection between nutrition, gut health and mental health.
Proper diet, rest and participation in stress reducing activities like meditation, yoga or pilates helps to center us mentally and reduce feelings of anxiety, fear and tension.
By maintaining a proper body, mind, nutrition, balance we can have the physical and mental energy to take on daily responsibilities.
Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness knows that mental illnesses are real and there is a path to recovery. We also know that changing one’s behavior to live a healthier life takes work and BBHW is here to help you along that path.
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