Mental fitness can help you have a better life. You already know that being physically fit can help you live a longer and better life. But, do you know that being mentally fit also helps in many ways?
For example, it supports stress management by reducing stress and anxiety… providing a positive emotional attitude. You'll feel better in so many different ways.
It has been reported that 1 out of every 10 adults in the US has some form of depression or thoughts of depression. And...it is estimated that millions of Americans suffer with stress or anxiety disorders.
Other studies have shown that people with a large amount of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives are more likely to have other health issues… such as sleeping disorders, heart problems, cholesterol problems, strokes, and problems with their sex lives. If keeping your brain strong and healthy can fix so many of these problems, why would you not want to work on your mental fitness?
What Can It Do For You?
You will discover that your self-esteem will get a huge boost as you develop a more positive mind set. Acuity exercise can help your brain function better and faster. It can help improve your concentration and thought process. When you reduce stress and anxiety in your life, you’ll discover a calm and improved mood overall.
How To Get Started
To get started, find something that you like doing - a form of physical activity that keeps you motivated. This can be running, cycling, dancing, walking, swimming, hiking, and so forth. Do something that you can do for about 30 minutes … between 2-4 times a week. Personally, I enjoy walking and running. I also find that working out in my Total Gym™ is a great boost to my mental fitness.
Set both small and larger goals for yourself - such as doing a 1K run and then a 5K run. Start small and move up to larger goals. Remember, don’t give up if something doesn't turn out the way you want or expected. Instead focus on a smaller goal and keep striving toward that large one.