The Link Between Physical Activity And Mental Well-Being

 

In this day and age, people are becoming more and more conscious about their health and body which is a good thing, actually. Social networks and the internet have a great impact with today’s standard of what a perfect body should look like. Celebrities, famous bloggers, and people in the entertainment industry alike have so much influence with today’s teens and even adults.

One of the most common reasons why people nowadays take physical activities seriously is because they are striving to achieve their “perfect body”. Toned arms and legs with rock hard abs are of the many goals of people who are into physical activities.

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Dealing With Increases/Decreases To Overall Health

 

It is when things are at their best that we should be on our watch. There is a saying in holistic healing that boils down to that, it is in our highest of moments that we take the biggest of falls. All we can do is brace ourselves for this fall to lessen the damage. Instead of dealing with the spheres of wellness, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual we will discuss health in a broad sense with scenarios that we are all bound to face in this society. As with any aspect of holistic healing, it is all personal and requires self-reflection to manipulate these decreases/increases to our overall health.

 

Counter the Decreases

Now this might not include all of the reductions in health in your life, but this list should be general enough to know where you can create your idea to deal with them yourself:

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The Keys To Wellness (Physical)

 

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There are four keys to our overall health; physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. When all four of these keys are in a state that you are happy with, then one can achieve the ultimate goal of holistic healing, wholeness. Wholeness is not something that someone can accomplish overnight or even years, as only self-reflection and knowledge can get us half way there. The first key is physical health which is the easiest to detect. There are several ways that you can fix this, which we will discuss here, but do not think that this article could cover every possible solution.

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Weight And Body Issues

Body issues from a hundred years ago were very different from that of today. Back then, people wanted to be the perfect bride or the perfect gentleman but today, times have very much changed and it’s getting to a point where it’s very unhealthy. People today are fixated on weight and believe being a pound overweight is deadly. There are lots of misconceptions with weight but it seems more are dealing with body issues, more so than ever before.

Can Weight Problems Cause Body Issues?

In a way, weight can cause someone to become self-conscious about their body image. For example, when a woman is overweight or feels as though she’s bigger than what she would like, she can feel embarrassed to wear certain clothes. Some may also feel self-conscious leaving the house as they can feel people are staring at them. This can cause someone to become more self-conscious about their body image and can create an unhealthy body issue. This is happening more and more and it is all down to how people think others perceive them.

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Big And Not So Proud

Women and men dream of being thin throughout their lives, but being thin doesn’t come easy. You can eat healthily and exercise but still be a little bigger than what you would like. It’s human nature to be different and, in truth, being on the big side can be a very common thing for most people. Unfortunately, there are many who get to a point in their lives where weight overtakes all other things and becomes their sole focus.

How Do You Feel About Your Weight?

For some, they don’t mind being larger and even find it’s something that actually suits them. Some have been big at one point in their lives, lost a lot of weight and found that they looked far older and realized that becoming thing didn’t suit their new looks. It’s strange but true in a lot of cases. However, there have also been many who’ve lost weight and love their new looks. You can lose weight but not become too thin to the point that you would dislike yourself, something you should remember. Large and not so proud? You aren’t alone in this but you shouldn’t always be afraid to be who you are if that is who you love.

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Eating To Stop The Pain

What do you do when you are feeling unwanted, unloved, and upset? Do you reach for a bottle of wine? Do you reach for a lovely bar of chocolate? For most, they find comfort in food and while that might sound strange, it’s occurring more frequently than ever before. The truth is it’s almost too easy to eat to stop the pain we feel. Men and women do this—although women tend to get more publicity—and it’s a vicious cycle to break free from. Sometimes, it’s far easier to eat something to make you feel better about a situation or indeed your life. It’s far more common than it once was.

Why More Are Turning To Food

It’s not that someone is being greedy but rather finding a comfort. When you have found yourself in a very vulnerable position or are upset, you react in a way that makes you feel in control. For some, they are angry at other people. Others can find they drink to stop the pain and many others also look at eating. Food is a comfort thing because to someone who is in pain emotionally, they think this is their crux, their platform that they can control. It might seem strange but it’s an emotional thing and it’s one which is very hard to come back from. Food can be that tool, the pain-free one, that allows someone to feel in control and happier with their life.

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