Every so often, I’m reminded of the plain truth that many people still do not “get” that your body’s physical health is interconnected and cannot be separated from your body’s mental health. One affects the other.

This is no more clear than a spate of …

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The Connection Between Mental & Physical Health

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  1. Interesting article. You pointed out the many studies that have been done that show the link between physical and mental health. Me being a college student, this is something I can relate to. Exercising is something I try to stay consistent with. This tends to serve me well, especially during periods of high stress. While many people may not consider exercising a particularly “fun” activity, I have found that exercising generally has a tremendous effect on my mood. It typically serves as a mental “break” school by taking my mind off of certain things for a short period of time and may even help my performance in certain classes.

  2. This is a really helpful article thank you!

    and great job on including the paranthetical documentation to the original source!

  3. when i workout, I’ve observed that the state of mind I am in really impacts the intensity of the workout. Days when I am preoccupied with other things, or have something to worry about, I get exhausted earlier.

    When they say for top athletes that its “all in the mind”, they really mean it

  4. Thank you for pointing out fundamental aspects that many are not aware of.the body-mind bond is exceptional and the two cordinate as a unit.I do agree that what is happening to the other part affects the other.

  5. This tends to serve me well, especially during periods of high stress. While many people may not consider exercising a particularly “fun” activity, I have found that exercising generally has a tremendous effect on my mood. It typically serves as a mental “break” school by taking my mind off of certain things for a short period of time and may even help my performance in certain classes.

  6. It’s too bad many schools are cutting phys ed programs when it could help academic performance keeping them.

  7. I have watched older people. The one’s who have been mentally fit, did some kind of workout into high age as for example bicycling on a hometrainer. A friend of my mother had it stand in front of the TV. With 93 she still ran stairs up and down and a talk with her was very interestin.
    Mental fatigue and not to be able to workout with force: I sit most of the day and work highly concentrated. In the evening I am tired. The moment I run, I feel refreshed.
    In a documentation I saw that athletes train almost as much mentally (visualizing their performance) as they do physically. Ever since I sometimes visualize myself jogging through a park before I fall asleep. If I do so, I am in a mood to go jogging in the morning.
    I also believe that the best medicine for depressed people is running and any kind of workout.

  8. I discovered the level of intelligence, that an individual is required to reach, to become mentally and physically healthy, through the means of Tennis. This is where the mind and body are integrated. This is based on having complete/integrated/healthy knowledge, relative to the complete/integrated composition of Tennis’ exercise. I’m able to recreate this complete/integrated composition with both arms or ambidextrous. I’ve realized that competition has caused Tennis to become degenerated, causing both the mind to become delusional and the body to become retarded.

  9. I’ve written two books on this subject’ Reviews of the supporting literature of this stance – a VERY interesting subject. “Nutrition and Mental Health came out in 2013; “Linking Nutrition to Mental Health” came out in 2008.

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