The mind and body connection
Our minds are powerful. So are our bodies. In fact, there is a strong link between our minds and our bodies. So much so, that mental health issues can affect conditions like heart disease, diabetes, smoking and obesity. And the other way around.
Luckily, there are ways to treat your complete being. Many treatments take your mind, activities, and your spiritual beliefs into consideration to get at the root of your physical problem.
Many “mind” activities can help your body get healthy. Exercise, yoga, relaxation and meditation are some of the holistic treatments that work on the mind and the body at the same time. They have been shown to improve health conditions like chronic pain, anxiety and high-blood pressure. And they’re helping people not only live longer, but also live better.