Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
"An apple a day keep's the doctor away." This old adage represents the understanding of the relationship between the intake of healthy food and physical well being that people have had for generations. It does, however, take more than one apple each day to maintain physical health; it takes a wide variety of nutrients that are found in a well balanced varied diet and a moderate amount of exercise.
Historically, the relationship between diet and exercise and mental health has not been as widely identified or accepted within the fields of medicine or psychology. However recent research report a link between chronic health issues such as obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome heart disease and diabetes and a higher rate of mental issues such as depression and anxiety than the general population.
Further evidence has emerged that identifies a link between autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dietary factors..... More Studies also show that people who report a general positive outlook on life lead longer, healthier, more satisfied lives. The journey toward a healthy mind begins with an understanding of your general outlook on life. Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty thinker? ....More about the Power of Words