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Can Healthy Eating Affect Mental Processes
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Absolutely.: There really is little else I can add than to say, "Yes it does." ...Read more
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
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
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