Mental and Physical Health are Fundamentally Linked
In today’s world, it can be easy to get caught up in a world full of social media, fitness influencers, and fad diets. It can also be hard to distinguish what information is genuine when you’re being misled for the sake of selling a product. Misinformation and unrealistic standards continue to circulate, negatively impacting people’s body image and mental health. A toxic fitness culture can make us forget the real purpose of wellness: to achieve better mental and physical health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “there is no health without mental health.” Understanding the link between mind and body is the first step in developing a true sense of wellness. Studies by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show a stagnant lifestyle leads not only to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease but also higher levels of stress hormones. Over time, moderate physical activity performed regularly can lower levels of stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine. This means that physical activity can not only provide you with a healthier heart, but also a stronger mind, and a less stressful life. A secondary effect of working out is that is can help individuals attain a better self-image and increased self-esteem through balanced body composition. And who wouldn’t want those things?!?
In the United States, 16 million adults nationwide are affected by depression, leading to a vast effect on physical health, from exacerbating existing conditions to weakening the immune system and causing chronic illness. Clinical studies performed by The King’s Fund and Centre of Mental Health show that people with long-term physical health conditions have a 30% higher risk of suffering from mental illness (most commonly anxiety and depression). In addition, those who suffer from chronic mental illness have a 46% chance of having long-term physical health conditions; further demonstrating a strong correlation between mind and body.
Okay, so I bet you’re wondering what our point is in telling you all of this? Well, we want you to know that mental and physical health have an undeniable relationship, and any health and fitness journey should incorporate both of these aspects of wellness.
A topic that we have discussed in our social media feeds and past blogs is the concept of exercise resistance. This means that no matter how much you work out and watch what you eat, some people are just pre-disposed to having more fat cells than others. Unfortunately, this affects many people, and if you’re one of them we want you to know Simply Sculpt can help you with this. You see, we know how frustrating and even detrimental to one’s mental health it can be to work out and do all of the things you’re supposed to and see little or no results. In order to combat this, we offer state-of-the-art technology that uses high-frequency vibration to literally shake the fat loose and then suction to remove that stubborn fat from your body forever! Body contouring is a tool you should keep in the back of your mind for if and when you decide you are tired of doing all the right things, and not seeing results. We will gladly go over all of the benefits of our treatment technology and talk to you about real-life expectations. Getting your body right helps you get your mind right!
Schedule a consultation right now and let’s talk about how we can assist you in reaching your body composition goals!