Importance of Mental Fitness<br />Integral  Health <br />The Path to Human Flourishing<br />
The Mind-Body Connection<br />The condition of the body is a reflection of the mind.<br />Healthy mind=Healthy physiology....
What is good emotional health<br />People with good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. ...
How can my emotions affect my health?<br />Back pain<br />Change in appetite<br />Chest pain<br />Constipation or diarrhea...
Research StudiesPart 1<br /> Endorphins:   <br />   Discovered in 1975, the role of endorphins is still being studied. The...
Research Studiescont.<br />Mind over Matter:<br />    The article calls it “mind over mind-over-body:” the art of tricking...
Research studiescont.<br />   Meditation: <br />    In the April 2004 issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, Dr. B...
Improving Mental FitnessPart 2<br />Exercise:<br />    Not only keeps your body fit and your heart healthy, it improves me...
Improving Mental Fitnesspart 2 cont.<br />Meditation:<br />    Daily meditation is perhaps the single greatest thing we ca...
ConclusionFor optimal mental fitness<br />Express your feelings in appropriate ways.<br />Live a balanced life.<br />Devel...
References<br /> Canadian Health Association. Retrieved May 25, 2010.  From:<br />http://www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp...
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  1. 1. Importance of Mental Fitness<br />Integral Health <br />The Path to Human Flourishing<br />
  2. 2. The Mind-Body Connection<br />The condition of the body is a reflection of the mind.<br />Healthy mind=Healthy physiology.<br />
  3. 3. What is good emotional health<br />People with good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. <br />They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. <br />They feel good about themselves and have healthy relations<br /> Retrieved from: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/mental/782.html<br />
  4. 4. How can my emotions affect my health?<br />Back pain<br />Change in appetite<br />Chest pain<br />Constipation or diarrhea<br />Dry mouth<br />Extreme tiredness<br />General aches and pains<br />Headaches<br />High blood pressure<br />Insomnia (trouble sleeping)<br />Lightheadedness<br />Palpitations (the feeling that your heart is racing)<br />Sexual problems<br />Shortness of breath<br />Stiff neck<br />Sweating<br />Upset stomach<br />Weight gain or loss<br />Retrieved from: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/mental/782.html<br />
  5. 5. Research StudiesPart 1<br /> Endorphins: <br /> Discovered in 1975, the role of endorphins is still being studied. They are believed to: relieve pain; enhance the immune system; reduce stress; and delay the aging process.  Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, sending these depression-fighting, contentment-building chemicals throughout the body. Endorphin release can be stimulated by meditation and breathing deeply . <br />Canadian Health Association. Retrieved May 25, 2010. <br />From:http://www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=2-267-1320-1321<br />
  6. 6. Research Studiescont.<br />Mind over Matter:<br /> The article calls it “mind over mind-over-body:” the art of tricking your mind into believing it’s not actually forcing your body to do the things that nobody but your ego and maybe a small part of your spiritual self want it to do. The result is an ability to jump higher, run faster, and cycle farther than the preconceived - and rather unimaginative limits of the concious mind would generally allow.<br />Reference:<br />Endurance. Retrieved May 25, 2010. From:http://www.psychologist.us.com/landing1.cfm?keywords=mental+health&content=Mental+Health&referrer=yahoo&camp=Psychologist-1&group=mental+health&keyword=mental+health+research<br />
  7. 7. Research studiescont.<br /> Meditation: <br /> In the April 2004 issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, Dr. Barnes and his colleagues reported that 15 minutes of twice-daily transcendental meditation steadily lowered the blood pressure of 156 black, inner-city adolescents and their pressures tended to stay lower.<br /> This new study, being presented during the 63rd Annual Scientific Conference of the American Psychosomatic Society held March 2-5 2007 in Vancouver, focused on 111 of those adolescents, 57 who meditated and 54 controls. <br />Reference:<br />Meditation May Reduce Heart Disease Risk. Retrieved, May 23, 2010. From: http://chetday.com/meditationheartdisease.htm<br />
  8. 8. Improving Mental FitnessPart 2<br />Exercise:<br /> Not only keeps your body fit and your heart healthy, it improves mental functioning. Walking two hours a week can have benefits. More exercise brings even more benefits. Exercise enhances memory and improves thinking. In short, exercising your body makes your brain work better. <br />Reference <br />Longevity Retrieved May 24, 2010.<br /> From: http://longevity.about.com/od/mentalfitness/ht/mentalfitness.htm<br />
  9. 9. Improving Mental Fitnesspart 2 cont.<br />Meditation:<br /> Daily meditation is perhaps the single greatest thing we can do for your mind/body health. Meditation not only relaxes you, it gives your brain a workout. By creating a different mental state, you engage your brain in new and interesting ways while increasing your brain fitness.<br />Reference <br />Longevity Retrieved May 24, 2010.<br /> From: http://longevity.about.com/od/mentalfitness/ht/mentalfitness.htm<br />
  10. 10. ConclusionFor optimal mental fitness<br />Express your feelings in appropriate ways.<br />Live a balanced life.<br />Develop resilience.<br />Calm your mind and body.<br />Take care of yourself.<br />"The power which a man's imagination has over his body to heal it or make it sick is a force which none of us are born without. The first man had it; the last one will possess it." -Mark Twain, 1903<br />Family Doctor<br />Retrieved from: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/mental/782.html<br />
  11. 11. References<br /> Canadian Health Association. Retrieved May 25, 2010. From:<br />http://www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=2-267-1320-1321<br />Endurance. Retrieved May 25, 2010. From: http://www.psychologist.us.com/landing1.cfm?keywords=mental+health&c ontent=Mental+Health&referrer=yahoo&camp=Psychologist- 1&group=mental+health&keyword=mental+health+research<br />Longevity Retrieved May 24, 2010. From: <br />http://longevity.about.com/od/mentalfitness/ht/mentalfitness.htm<br />Meditation May Reduce Heart Disease Risk. Retrieved, May 23, 2010. From: http://chetday.com/meditationheartdisease.htm<br /> Mental Health. Retrieved, May 25, 2010 From: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/mental/782.html<br />

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