Improving physical health can benefit mental well-being
As the year ends, we start looking forward to making resolutions that improve our physical health. The most common New Year’s resolution is, of course, the universal “get healthy and stay fit.”
Although 60 percent of us make resolutions upon ringing in the New Year, only about 8 percent are successful. Perhaps it's time to reframe our resolutions so that we have a fighting chance of seeing them through.
Although the most common resolution is to lose weight, the behaviors associated with weight loss (such as eating more fruits and vegetables and increasing physical activity) help improve mental health as well.
A growing body of research suggests there is an important relationship between the body and mind – and that being physically healthy can have the added benefit of improving mental well-bein...