Happiness-Affecting the Mind & Body

Being happy truely affects our overall health and well being. Everything from digestion, blood pressure, sleep, eating habits, relationships with family and friends, energy levels, the list is endless. In a world surronded by contant negativity it’s no wonder we’re all overly stressed, plagued with chronic illness and disease, depressed, and easy to develop addicting habits including food, sugar, smoking, and alcohol. And negativity continues to breed negativity, until it becomes a vicious ugly cycle.

So, what if you could change your whole lifestyle just by changing your mood, thought process, or even your actions. The mind/body connection is just as it says. Your mind controls how your body is feeling, how you take care of your body, and how you use your body depending on your emotions.

Finding happiness can mean having a bigger purpose in life, being full-filled, or having a deeper sense of meaning. Happier and optimist people have stronger immune systems, live longer, look younger,  have better relationships, live enriched lives, and develop healthier habits.

How does happiness effect the mind? It stimulates the brain, increases attentiveness, produces serotonin, improves mental productivity and ability to think. The body reacts to being happy by lowering blood pressure, breathing and heart rates slow down, you  get better sleep, make healthier diet decisions, have a better immune system, and greatly increase your energy levels.

How to start living a happier and healthier life with a mind/body connection!

  • Reduce Stress
  • Enjoy Being Outside/ Soak Up Some Sunshine And Get Some Fresh Air
  • Get Better Sleep.
  • Exercise
  • Deep Breathing
  • Learn to Meditate
  • Find Balance in Your Life
  • Meditate
  • Eat Well
  • Drink Water
  • Find a Creative Outlet or Hobby
  • Do Something that Inspires You
  • Give Back
  • Try Pilates, Yoga, or Tai Chi
  • Spend Time With the People That Mean the Most To You

Break the ripple effect of negativity and the hold it has on your health, wellness, mind, body, and soul. If you don’t have your health you have nothing. Remember you only have one body, make sure to take care of it, you owe it yourself to live healthier and happier.

Related Articles: For more information.

www.psychologytoday.com/blog

www.bodywindow.com/emotions

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About Kelly Roberts

Kelly is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ® For the past eight years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. She also offers private one on one sessions, as well as in-home training. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens and edible school yards for the local community. Kelly Also works as a freelance writer. Kelly recently published her first fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks "Farm Foodie Fitness, Homegrown." Visit her site to grab a copy. www.farmfoodiefitness.com.

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