MIND, BODY & SOUL: All in Sync
This month, and every month after of the new year, should be focused on the health of our mind, body and soul. Being all in sync means that they work best together rather than separately. Think of the month of March as a mental reset and evaluation for a healthy well-being.
Our mind, body and soul are the driving force for our bodies to perform or work at its best. Our mind is at the top of our bodies which leads our bodies to think more positively in order to produce a more positive mindset moving forward. Our body is our self. It is our overall well-being as an individual. Our body becomes the driving force for how we operate. We receive signals from our mind that tells us what to do or how we should move. Our soul is our spiritual well-being. It is what makes us human. Our mind motivates our body to function that is fueled by our soul(spirit).
“The mind-body-soul connection refers to how your thoughts and feelings affect your physical well-being, and how your physical well-being impacts your thought processes.”
TOTAL BODY HEALTH DAILY PERCENTAGE TRACKER
A healthy mind includes emotional, psychological and social well-being and affects how you think, feel and act.
Spiritual health includes a purposeful life, transcendence and actualization of differer dimensions and capacities of human beings.
Cardiovascular health refers to the health of the heart and blood vessels.
Endurance refers to your body's physical capability to sustain an exercise for an extended period.
Strength training may enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities.
Minimum ranges are necessary for maintaining joint and total body health. The ability of a joint or series of joints to move through an unrestricted, pain free range of motion.
Here are some quick links to some of the different health’s that we’ve mentioned above:
We also want to focus on stress awareness and how it affects our mental well-being. Stress awareness involves knowing the different signs of stress that your body undergoes. Some signs include feeling tense, and on edge, headaches and brain fog, chest pains and high blood pressure, feeling exhausted, indigestion, or heartburn, jaw, clenching, insomnia, aches in your body, panic attacks, blurred eyesight, or sore eyes, and last, but not least difficulty breathing.
According to Community Health of Central Washington, "long-term stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses—from headaches to stomach disorders to depression—and can even increase the risk of serious conditions like stroke and heart disease."
In addition, "understanding the mind/stress/health connection can help you better manage stress and improve your health and well-being."