01 Oct More evidence that your physical health is important for your mental health
It's hard to be happy if you're sick and tired…
…I've been saying this for over a decade now and every time I see more research supporting this argument I enjoy yet another rush of happiness.
Too often and for too long, physical and mental health have been considered separately. Yet we know that poor physical health (sleep deprivation, being overweight, having physical pain etc) can exacerbate distress AND that good physical health (via exercise etc) can contribute to happiness and wellbeing.
Don't believe me?
Well here are two more studies that support the notion that taking care of our bodies is also good for our brains (and especially for emotions):
1. A new Swedish study found that exercise protects the brain from depression. Read more HERE
2. And several peak bodies now acknowledge that a healthy diet can fight depression. Read more HERE
So don't forget that in addition to all the wonderful "psychological" strategies that can help tackle depression and boost positive emotions like happiness; diet and exercise also play powerful roles and the good news is that they're easy and affordable!