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How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

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Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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