May is Mental Health Month
When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it's a lot to handle. It's important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone's overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.
So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally. That is why this year's theme for Mental Health Month - Fitness #4Mind4Body - is a call to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery.
May is Mental Health Month was started 69 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.
This month, we are focused on how a healthy lifestyle may help prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic health problems. It can also help people recover from these conditions. Eating healthy foods, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can go a long way in making you both physically and mentally healthy.
Here at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center's Senior Life Solutions, we know it is important to really look at your overall health, both physically and mentally, to achieve wellness. Getting the appropriate amount of exercise, eating healthy foods that can impact your gut health, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress are all necessary in finding the right balance to benefit both the mind and body.
Living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, but it can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes.