What does Health mean for you?



What does Health mean for you?

How much do you priorities this and where does your mental health fit in
with your physical health. Are they seperate for you or in intertwinned?
For me they go hand in hand. I like the feeling of being healthy and fit and
this makes me feel mentally strong and more in control. I like the feeling of
having a strong body and my exercise is also very enjoyable so that I get lots
of positive emotions from this as well as social connections (when group
fitness is allowed!). I love being able to do things with my kids without
hurting myself, or even encouraging my kids to try new things they are less
familiar with. This is especially true as I age as I was always an active kids
and teenager, so I actually want to continue this well into my ‘old age’.
Like all things in life, there are aspects of our health that are outside of our
control, so understanding that means I try to focus on the aspects that I can
So ensuring that we care for the body that takes us through this life is giving
it the respect that it deserves. There are some simple things we can do to
nurture our bodies and health, not matter where we are in the journey. It
could be making sure we take time to nourish it with enough water through
our day, eating fresh food that agrees with us, or taking a few mindful breaths and moments of stillness that allow us to connect with our breathing
and taking a moment to be grateful for what our bodies and health is like
right now.


Published by Kate French

Clinical Psychologist; expertise in autism and child and family psychology.

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