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Mental Health: Why You Should Make It a Priority

By Virginia Laird

Mental health issues are on the rise across the nation. Sadly, for some who are not able to deal with their emotions, the outcome can be devastating. Research suggests this can be attributed to a variety of reasons, including an increase in anxiety and depression. Health and wellness experts suggest that making your mental health as much a priority as physical health, is best. A few reasons you should make taking care of your mental health a priority include:

  • Mental health can affect job performance
  • Good mental health can help you be a better parent
  • Mental health can affect your physical health

Mental Health Can Affect Job Performance

Research suggests that those who are mentally healthy perform better at work. Some professions have begun allowing employees to take mental health days away from work. Distractions, of any kind, can get in the way of quality work. Health and wellness experts suggest that some who struggle can add routine exercise or get a few more hours of sleep to help manage the issues at hand.

Good Mental Health Can Help You Be a Better Parent

Research suggests that parents who battle mental health issues may have a hard time maintaining a good relationship with their children. It is suggested that parents who make their own physical and mental health a priority generally have more energy and drive to help their children be successful. If you are looking for a way to let go of some stress, improve your mental health and get fit, it may be time to give yoga a try. This class centers around meditation strategies while stretching and toning the muscles.

Mental Health Can Affect Your Physical Health

Stress can be a contributor to many physical health problems. For this reason, healthcare providers may question you about outside anxiety and stress when they see a major (and rapid) change in your overall health. Research suggests that stress can lead to migraines, ulcers, and heart problems, among others. Health and wellness experts insist that it is necessary to begin putting yourself first when it comes to taking care of your mental health.

Health and wellness experts advise those who struggle to rid emotions that hamper good mental health should seek help from a professional. There is no shame in reaching out to someone else who can help you cope with and sort out your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Best of luck working through your stress and make every day a happy one!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

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