Body & Mind

By Seema Vargi (Author)

Language : English
Pages : 274
Paperback ISBN : 9789354548284

Description

Many mind-body therapies focus on becoming more conscious of mental states and using this increased awareness to guide our mental states in a better, less destructive direction. Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment. It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy, and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins. Anything that gets you moving can help, but you’ll get a bigger benefit if you pay attention instead of zoning out. Mental states can be fully conscious or unconscious. We can have emotional reactions to situations without being aware of why we are reacting. Each mental state has a physiology associated with it—a positive or negative effect felt in the physical body. For example, the mental state of anxiety causes you to produce stress hormones. Although the mind and body are often viewed as being separate, mental and physical health are actually closely related. Good mental health can positively affect your physical health. In return, poor mental health can negatively affect your physical health. Physical activity means any movement of your body that uses your muscles and expends energy. From tending your garden to running a marathon, even gentle forms of exercise can significantly improve your quality of life. This book is help you to make healthier nutrition and activity choices, which may help to alter your brain and body chemistry in a positive way, as it explains how to utilise the natural fight-or-flight response chemicals more effectively by using moderate exercise.


About Contributor

Seema Vargi


Genre

Health & Fitness : Healthy Living

Health & Fitness : General

Psychology : Mental Health