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Doctor insights on: Can Healthy Eating Affect Mental Processes

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How can healthy eating affect physical fitness?

How can  healthy eating affect physical fitness?

Fuel: Fitness work requires appropriate nutrition to fuel workouts (energy), replace glycogen (energy stores) & rebuild muscle. The importance of clean, nutrient-rich foods consumed regularly throughout the day cannot be overstated. Our cars don't get very far without appropriate fuel and neither will our bodies. Hard training, absent the right fuel, is a recipe for exhaustion, muscle loss and illness. ...Read more

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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more


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How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

Holistic approach: Mental and emotional improvement usually change individual' self -concept. Improved self-concept is positively affected someone's attitude and as a result his/her behavior. ...Read more

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Will my emotional health be affected by eating disorders?

Likely: People who struggle with eating disorders have a very rate rate of mood-related problems, most often depression. There is also a higher risk of problems with anxiety. ...Read more

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How can nutrition affect someone's overall emotional health?

How can nutrition affect someone's overall emotional health?

Viewed holistically: the distinction between physical & emotional health is artificial. Healthy diet & eating practices are an essential part of mental as well as physical health. Emotional health hinges on treating yourself as important & taking care of all aspect of your life to the best of your ability. Neglecting nutritional intake is an indication something's wrong. An unhealthy diet can harm in many ways. ...Read more

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How can negative relationships affect someone's mental and emotional health?

Negative : relationships undermine emotional and mental health. It also is related to poor physical health. If your relationship is dysfunctional, consider working with a psychologist to either improve the relationship or make a decision about whether to leave the relationship. ...Read more

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How can thunderstorms affect your mental and emotional health?

Thunderstorms: Some find the anxiety of thunderstorms intolerable to a phobic level and seek psychotherapy to reduce anxiety. Others find thunderstorms to be fascinating, even exhilarating to experience, even to the point of walking around outside while they are occurring. It all depends on the person. ...Read more

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How can not eating enough affect your mental health?

How can not eating enough affect your mental health?

Eat for health: Severely inadequate nutrition could cause all sorts of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, or even delirium. At milder levels, inadequate blood sugar causes decreases in "willpower" or self control. To be at one's best mentally requires being at one's best nutritionally. ...Read more

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How can healthy eating affect a child's development?

Healthy in = growth: A proper diet of grains, greens and proteins provide the necessary building blocks for cell development - can minimize illness - neurological, obesity, diabetes, etc healthy in- means maximum growth and development and reduces certain risk factors for add, adhd and other childhood related issues...It does not garantee a perfect child- but it will provide a healthier one. ...Read more

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How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

Lifestyle practices: Research shows a bidirectional relationship between mental/emotional health and lifestyle. Those who engage in healthier lifestyle practices tend to be more resilient to stressful events and healthy lifestyle practices may help prevent recurrence or onset of mental health symptoms. Conversely, severe mental health symptoms may interfere with one's ability to engage in healthy lifestyle practices. ...Read more

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How does motivation affect our mental and emotional health?

Motivation: It depends on what the person is motivated to do, and the context under which the behavior occurs. For example, the motivation to jump up and down and yell during a noisy basketball game could be considered normal. However, if this behavior takes place in a library, quite likely it would be considered abnormal and not emotionally healthy. ...Read more

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How will obesity affect cognitive and mental health?

How will obesity affect cognitive and mental health?

Lowers Self Esteem: Obesity tends to lower a person's self esteem, which can lead to depression or anxiety, both of which can have cognitive effects. No reduction of intelligence is expected, but a possible alteration of memory and mood can lead to poor concentration, attention, and decreased endurance. Exercise, good nutrition, and positive sleep schedule can help reduce the impacts of obesity. ...Read more

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Can being happy affect your mental health?

Can being happy affect your mental health?

Not Simple Question!: Being happy is associated with: having close friendships & satisfying romantic relationships; being liked/admired by others; resistance to illnesses/speedy recovery from them; enjoying life; helping others; etc. But asking people to talk about how happy they are tends to make them sad! and focussing on how to get happy tends to make them quite unhappy! ted talk by dan gilbert: http://bit.Ly/yoiurd. ...Read more

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How does mental health affect your attitude in some instances?

How does mental health affect your attitude in some instances?

many ways: It depends on what's meant by "attitude, " but some common mental health symptoms associated with anxiety (e.g. Worry, irrational fears) and depression (e.g. Hopelessness, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness) can imbue someone's attitude towards life engagements with a negative hue, leading to a tendency to withdraw and/ or perceive other people and certain situations with degrees of negativity. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough vegetables and fruits cause physical and mental health problems?

Can not eating enough vegetables and fruits cause physical and mental health problems?

Not immediately.: Poor eating habits will deprive you of necessary nutrients that the body requires to survive the day to day stress that we go through. Living in moderation, eating a healthy diet with all the essential food, exercise, good sleep and relaxation help us combat depression, anxiety and physical illness. ...Read more

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How does journaling affect someone's mental and emotional health?

Journaling is one: way to process what you feel about events that occur in your life. Getting in touch with you emotions can help you cope with them, so journaling can help improve mental health. Many therapists encourage their clients to keep a journal and discuss the entries in sessions. ...Read more

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What things can create teenage eating disorders?

What things can create teenage eating disorders?

Addiction & Family: Eating disorders in teens may be associated with addictions and compulsive behavior in their families (including grandparents and parents, even those with whom the teen has no direct contact). ...Read more

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Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults ?

Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults ?

Positively, yes: If you are eating oats, which lowers cholesterol and provides good fiber, then you will have overall better general health. Better general health translates into more energy and interest in sexual activity. ...Read more

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How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

Take good care.: To prevent stress related illness work on managing stress in ways that do not harm the body. Normalize diet, exercise, and get good sleep. Seek balance between work and play, and seek meaning and purpose in your daily life. Find relationships that build self esteem, and laugh a lot every day. Work on living joyfully in the moment, and find gratitude in art, music, and intimate relations. ...Read more

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How does impaired reasoning affect a person with serious mental illness?

How does impaired reasoning affect a person with serious mental illness?

Self-confidence: Impaired reasoning can occur with many different types of mi. It can lead to bad decisions (manics who spend all their money) or isolation (people who are so fearful they cannot be around others). We rely on being able to trust our judgment; severe mental disorders, left untreated, can deprive us of that conerstone of functioning. ...Read more