The way the mind and body work together amazes me. I’m so amazed, I’ve made the decision to learn as much about it as possible. A thought that I have been having lately is this: we need to have a healthy mind to have a healthy body, and we need to have a healthy body to have a healthy mind. So, which one comes first? It’s like the chicken and the egg question that we have all heard growing up. Which one came first?
Is our mental health any more important than our physical health, and vice versa? In my experience, it has been one in the same. The times when my my mental health was stable were when I was keeping track of my nutrition and fueling my body properly. With that stability came the strength for me to eat right and exercise. The more I kept my body healthy, the more my mind was healthy, too.
It’s a cycle. In the end, I suppose it doesn’t matter which one comes first. What matters is taking care of both aspects to the best of our ability at all times. Wouldn’t you say so?