Healthy Body Healthy Mind Advice from Dr. Cat
Being healthy shouldn’t be unhealthy. Fitness and health trends have become so popular over the last decade that we sometimes spend so much time working on our health and fitness that we don’t have the time to enjoy it or even worse, that eating and living healthy becomes an obsession that in many cases leads to destroying the health of our mind.
The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body by being super strict or stringent is that sometimes it destroys our mental peace of mind. If we let ourselves slip a little, many of us beat ourselves up about it or feel major guilt. It shouldn’t be that way. According to the World Health Organization, the definition of health is; “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Enjoying our favorite meal, missing a workout, gaining a few pounds over the Holiday season, staying up late on a Saturday night to spend time with friends shouldn’t cause any mental grief or regret – sometimes we need to do things for ourselves, not feel bad about it, and see them as are healthy choices well needed to preserve a healthy mind.
As Mark Twain once said: “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” So if you indulged a little this weekend but thoroughly enjoyed it – that’s ok! Hope you have had a great weekend.