The Psychological Effects Of Of Nutrition And Exercise

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Mental balance is an extremely important part of leading a healthy, happy and productive life. There are three psychological issues that all of us deal with at some level during different stages of our lives that can upset this mental balance. These issues are stress, depression and anxiety. Western medicine has traditionally prescribed medication and counseling to try and deal with these issues for many years. The drugs used to treat these conditions of the mind unfortunately can have severe side effects. Counseling can provide some help but many patients can’t afford the cost of continued counseling and many just abandon the treatment after some period of time. Fortunately recent scientific studies have been showing that nutrition…show more content…
The mind is about mental processes, thought and consciousness. The body is about the physical aspects of the brain-neurons and how the brain is structured. Throughout time our ancestors have exemplified the aspect of mind over matter. An example being the Egyptians turning stone into large cut blocks which they used to build the pyramids. The mind is a powerhouse that lets one have the ability to discriminate and reason. In todays society there is an entire career field to go into that deals with mental stability. The reason being is that without mental stability our ability to reason is damaged and our lives are thrown off balance. This will lead to mistakes made in everyday life. Exercise and nutrition have now been scientifically proven to help combat against the three main mental imbalances of stress, depression, and anxiety disorders. Depression stress and anxiety are no joke, as they can kill you! Have you ever found yourself with sweaty hands on a first date or felt your heart pound during a horror film? This is called stress, stress is an automatic response developed in our ancient ancestors as a way to protect them from predators and other threats. With that being said you likely will not be in a position where you are actually being hunted. However, you probably do encounter many everyday stressors that cause your mind and body to react as if it were being hunted. Stress can magnify your feelings and emotions. If you are living
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