Hello everyone and welcome to my Physical and Mental Health Blog.
Many will question, why I have decided to interlink the physical health with the mental health. I believe that they are fundamentally linked. Problems with our physical health, can often affect our mental health. Just like our mental health can often affect our physical health. An example of this can be the fact the research suggests that those suffering from depression will often surfer from physical pain as well as an increase intensity of pain.
As mentioned above, the relationship between mental and physical health is very easy to link through evidence based medicine, when it comes to the areas of chronic pain and conditions. Commonly the associations between the two are
- The risk of chronic physical conditions increase with poor mental health.
- Those with serious mental health conditions are far more likely to develop chronic physical conditions.
- Those with chronic physical conditions are more likely to develop poor mental health.
The social impact of chronic physical conditions and mental health is huge and I believe that prevention is vital to reducing our risk to both mental and physical health conditions. Interestingly, some of the most important prevention measures, actually apply to both, which include increasing physical activity and eating nutritious food.
comprehending the links between mind and body is the most important step in developing the right approach to reduce the incidence of co-existing conditions, as well as to support those who already living with mental illnesses and chronic physical conditions.