Intuitively, doctors have known for years that patients with a healthy, positive mental outlook often achieve better health outcomes than more negative patients. Until recently, they didn’t have much proof to support their observations.
Recent studies have identified multiple specific ways that mental health affects physical health:
The good news? These findings suggest that activities that are good for our mental health are also good for our physical health and vice versa. Try one of these tips:
It can be difficult to feel mentally well when we have a physical issue, just as mental conditions often come with physical side effects. May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a great reminder to take time each day to nurture all aspects of your health to enjoy total wellness.
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