When it comes to your health, the relationship between the mind and body is powerful. If you’re trying to make changes and improve your health, it’s crucial to recognize how the body and the mind affect one another.
It’s widely understood that your physical well-being can influence your emotions. But did you know that your emotions can affect how your body functions? Your blood pressure, energy levels, weight, anxiety, and sleep are influenced by your emotional state.1 If you’re experiencing negative emotions due to stress in your life, it can cause symptoms like headaches, upset stomach, heartburn, and more. On the flip side, positive emotions like happiness, courage, and joy can improve these symptoms.
When you understand how the body and mind are connected, you can take control of your health. And it can start by being more intentional about your thoughts and emotions and how they affect your body.
By developing new habits and new ways of thinking, you can harness the power of your emotions to improve your overall well-being. Here are a few ways to get started. A MOBE Guide is ready to help you explore the following steps and more:
A MOBE Guide can help you learn more about how your social and emotional well-being impacts your overall health. Get started with MOBE.
1. "Stress and Your Health,” NIH National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus, https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003211.htm.