Healthy Mind Healthy Body – you can’t have one without the other.
If you spend all of your time working on your mental health but neglect your physical health you will not be able to achieve optimal mental health.
If you focus only on physical health and neglect mental health, you will find there is something missing, this can even affect your physical performance.
In a recent poll, 35% of people indicated mental wellbeing had the greatest influence on their ability to adopt healthier eating habits.
This factor outweighed physical activity (22% of voters), their environment (21%), social support and spirituality (both 11%).
The results of this poll highlight how many of us recognize the importance of a positive mindset has on the achievement of healthy eating habits. Read on for my top five tips for building and maintaining a healthy mindset…
Positive thinking and optimism have been linked with better health and health outcomes, improving mental wellbeing, decreasing stress levels and increasing happiness.
On the other hand, stress and depression may play a role in the development of serious health conditions such as disordered eating and obesity, diabetes and heart disease and infertility among women.
My experience with clients shows that achieving health and wellbeing goals has more to do with the right attitude and being ready to make changes than it does with the changes themselves.
Whether you’re working on losing or maintaining weight, choosing the right foods to manage diabetes or food intolerances, or implementing a suitable eating plan for optimal sports performance, you’ll need the right attitude to stay happy and healthy this Christmas break. Here are 5 pointers to get you on your way:
It is important to consider weight loss as your initial goal, then aim to maintain your new lower weight on an ongoing basis. Regular monitoring and support will help you not only achieve your goal, but stay there.
If you know what you should be eating ( and sometimes it may be a case of what you don’t know about eating well) but have difficulty staying on track with your health programs contact me and I can help you to overcome hurdles to get your health on the right track.
Michael is head consultant at Planet Naturopath - Functional Medicine and Nutrition Solutions. He is a registered naturopath with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and works with clients from all over the world via video or phone consultations. He is a degree qualified naturopath from the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in Australia with 18 years of experience. He uses advanced testing methods, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and lifestyle advice to help you stay healthy. He is a Kalish Method-trained practitioner that keeps updating his education with Chris Kresser. Michael completed Dr. Terry Wahls practitioner training program, a 12-month program with ongoing training that helps understand the underlying cause and treatment of MS and autoimmune conditions. He keeps up to date with the latest research into health and natural medicine through the Metabolic Fitness Pro course with Dr. Bryan Walsh.