- 13 Oct 14
It may be a cliché but there is a lot of truth to the notion of “a healthy body, healthy mind.” As Bressie notes in his emotional fitness tips, the food you eat affects your mood, and physical activity promotes the creation of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel good.
Over the last few decades, a holistic approach to physical and mental health has gained ground. Holistic medicine is concerned with body, mind, spirit and emotions and sees these as interdependent parts of the whole person. A problem in one area can lead to problems in another; and conversely, looking after the body is an important part of looking after the mind. These days we are more likely to embrace holistic approaches in our efforts for better health. These include ideas integrating exercise, nutrition and mindfulness in a holistic approach to wellness.