The correlations between brain health and physical health is an ongoing field of research in the public, private, and even the government and military sectors. This doesn’t mean because you are sharp is a tack that you are going to be perfectly healthy, however to maintain a high level of mental acuity can certainly help you make more educated decisions when it comes to healthy living choices, such as diet, exercise, and keeping a healthy clean home space.
An example of the correlation between mind and body can be found for example, if you recall an upsetting or frightening experience, you may feel your heart beating faster, you may begin to sweat, and your hands may become cold and clammy. How about the smell of a favorite food and how your body feels anxious, your mouth starts watering.
The power of positive thinking has proven to be an effective method for overcoming fear, and has helped thousands of public speakers, helped prepare for surgery, helped soldiers prepare for battle, and helped our aging populace deal with depression and loss. The mind body correlation will continue to be a fascinating field of study.
Bear in mind that during extreme conditions the mind can override our supposed abilities, case in point when someone moves a car because someone they love is under it.
Science continues to study the power of the mind, but it is our job to keep it fit, with this said try some of the following links for ways to better exercise your mind.
A variety of calming and empowering mind-body exercises have been proven to help people:
- Decrease anxiety
- Decrease pain
- Enhance sleep
- Decrease the use of medication for post-surgical pain
- Decrease side effects of medical procedures
- Reduce recovery time and shorten hospital stays
- Strengthen the immune system and enhance the ability to heal
- Increase sense of control and well-being
While the exercises described are not alternatives to medical or surgical treatments, they provide a powerful way for you to actively participate in your own health care, minimize pain and insomnia and promote recovery.
Remember to stay positive and have a great day!