Health From Within

A lot of what our culture tells us about health is advertised from a physical perspective. I would like to see this change. I want to see people become their fullest potential in life as a whole person. Starting with making healthier lifestyle choices from "within." 
Health is so much more than what you see on the outside. 
What is on the outside is only the surface... but what about the heart? 
What about the soul, the mind, and the internal components of our bodies? 

The food we eat, our quality of sleep, mental health, interpersonal relationships, exercise, immune system, and our environment, really affect our health. This is affected either in a positive or negative way. The choice is ours to make.

As I was researching this topic, "Health from within," I found this really encouraging article on 100 Easy Ways To Be Healthy Inside. I really liked how this article categorized the different aspects of health through:

Eating Out
At Work
Mental Health
Away from home

Since I am a big advocate for self care, both in my own life and in the lives of others, this article will be really helpful in keeping us reminded and motivated to be intentional as we make healthy choices daily! I hope you can take the time to read through some of these examples as well. Maybe something on this list will also be helpful to you. Be encouraged on your own health journey. Remember it is a process.

Mindful Muscle Relaxation Exercise

In just six minutes, this muscle relaxation exercise can help center and calm down the mind and body. "This practice is accessible, convenient, and can help reduce stress and improve your well-being."

Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Today, many studies and articles are being written and recorded on the benefits of exercise for our mental health. 

-Stress reduction
-Boost in, "happy chemicals," in the brain
 -Improved self-confidence
-Alleviate anxiety, depression, and addiction
-Inspire creativity
-Sharpen memory

These are just some of the examples and benefits physical activity and exercise has on our mind, and as a result our body too. Attached below are four great articles I found on this research and the positive results! See for yourself the benefits of these exercises and strategies, so we can all be intentional to incorporate this in our  healthy lifestyles. 

Mental Health Benefits