Mental wellness has become a major buzzword in the health community. It is now understood to be as important as both physical and medical health. Positive mental health is helping people live happier, healthier and longer lives. The staff at Momentum Chiropractic are invested in you and want to help you feel better than ever.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Many internal and external factors influence your mental wellness, including relationships with loved ones, financial issues, work environment, physical health, and coping skills. Oftentimes if your body doesn’t feel good, your mind doesn’t feel good. This can work similarly on the flip side as well. We want all of our clients to feel good mentally and physically.
When it comes to mental wellness, never underestimate the power of positive thinking. Your outlook can actually influence how you feel. Even when things get hectic, think positive thoughts (as difficult as that may sound). You will be happier and healthier as a result. This can in turn create a healthy habit in finding the good in situations that may not seem so good in the moment. Positive thinking can lead to positive living.
The ways in which you take care of your body influences your mental wellness. By being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight, you can reduce the likelihood of feelings like anxiety, depression and irritability.
Sometimes, the greatest thing you can do for yourself is to take a break. If you find yourself overwhelmed, set aside a few minutes for meditation or some form of deep breathing exercise. It has the power to relax the body and the mind, improving overall well-being. There are tons of videos online that demonstrate this technique and starting this habit can be beneficial over time.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood and aging. Tending to our mental health is as crucial as feeding our bodies or stimulating our minds. Momentum Chiropractic would love to be your guide. We strive to elevate the health of our community through the power of education and the art of adjustment. Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy! At Momentum Chiropractic, our friendly and experienced staff will make sure you always feel comfortable and well-informed as you navigate your own wellness journey.