Why your mental health is just as important as physical health

So, when it comes to health, what thoughts pop into your head? Exercise is not just about your physical appearance, your aerobic capacity or your muscle size. It not only improves your physical health, tightens that waistline and improves your physique but it also improves the quality of your life and fills you with an enormous sense of wellbeing.

Health is a lifestyle. There is so many aspects to consider and in 2019, society is being made aware of some of the mental health challenges individuals are facing.

We are being thrown left, right and centre with information on how to deal with it, what signs to look for, how to train our brains and how to take time out of our day for ourselves to work on our mindfulness.

Exercise is a powerful medicine that can assist in benefiting an individual and their mental health battles, whether it be depression, stress, anxiety or self- esteem issues. Exercise can promote change!

Some of the mental and emotional benefits of exercise include:

  1. Sharper memory and thinking
  2. More energy
  3. Better quality of sleep
  4. Increase in confidence and self esteem
  5. And Resilience

Training both your physical and mental health is just as important as one another. When the world is filled with so much pressure to look a certain way, to train a certain way or to eat a certain way, you will find that there is so much stigmatism around the subject of having to mentally train yourself too!

I question how many are taking the time to educate themselves on the subject and provide you with accurate information. BRO – SCIENCE is so common these days that you aren’t ever 100% certain that what you hear or read on the internet is EVEN TRUE.

Here at Human Performance Centre, we are not just focused on sports specific information, we see the value in teaching our students that an individual’s mental health is JUST as important as their physical health. Providing information on the signs and symptoms of overtraining. How to train a female, how to work with hormones and different body compositions as well as how to maximise your health and wellness through foods and supplementations. Through our Female Specific Training and our Advanced Nutrition courses, we can teach the benefits of nutrition, physical health and mental health.

We work to promote health and wellbeing because it is our way of life. It is our lifestyle and we want society to benefit from the knowledge, so they can take their lives into their own hands and become the best versions of themselves.

Mental health is so important because not only do you only have one body, you only have one mind. Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well being. Because of this, it affects the way we think, feel and act.

Are you feeling exhausted with no explanation why? Constantly feeling overwhelmed? Feeling hopeless or bad about yourself? These may be the signs that you are overworked, stressed or facing a mental health issue that is taking its toll on your body and your mind.

I’m sure you have heard that 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a difference on your health, this goes the same with mental health exercises. Have you heard people that say health and fitness changed their lives?
This is because exercising releases endorphins, which are a powerful chemical in your brain that energizes your spirits, relieves tension and stress and boosts both physical and mental energy!

There are many tasks that you can do that benefit your mental health. For example meditation, reading, drink plenty of water, eat healthier, surround yourself with good people, set yourself goals, avoid technology, tell yourself something positive, reward yourself, start a gratitude journal, exercise or simply just going to bed on time and giving yourself to wind down and get some rest.
So, let’s try this!

Take some time out for yourself, do something you enjoy, find something that fuels your passion for life and gets you feeling like your best self!


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