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Being Healthy Both Mentally and Physically

You probably hear all the time that if you eat right and exercise, you’ll feel better both mentally and physically. This can be challenging when we live in a world that thrives on junk food and unrealistic expectations on how people should look. So, is it even worth it? Why even try when the healthy payoff isn’t as great as being unhealthy? 

This is where I come in to tell you that you don’t have to give up a “fun” lifestyle and you don’t have to constantly diet. Forget dieting and being a certain size and just focus on eating well balanced meals that include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Know your caloric intake and stick to it. Eating right, as well as not eating too much, will help you feel better and not leave you with a “guilty” voice in your head telling you that you shouldn’t have eaten that. 

As far as exercise, there are endless benefits to it. It is true that it helps your mood as well as define muscles, and that’s just skimming the surface. Although I wholeheartedly advocate exercising and think that everyone should for at least thirty minutes a day, just know that what you put into your body will have a bigger affect on your mind and body in the end. Food is fuel and eating healthy will help you have a better outlook on things more than anything. 

The reason why I am writing this blog and am advocating healthy eating and exercising is because of the effect that it had on both my mind and body. I’m not telling anyone out there to look a particular way, I’m just saying that payoff of being healthy far outweighs the short high that you get off a junk food. 

There is one thing that I want to tell you though, don’t stop taking your medicine. I am not saying that these are replacements for your medication. If something isn’t working with your medicine, then please talk to your doctor first. It can be dangerous to go off of your medication on your own. Yes, being healthy physically will help you mentally as well, but your doctor gets the final say when it comes to your treatment. What I’m suggesting here are good add-ons. 

See you soon! 

Sarah regularly blogs for IBPF and has done some YouTube Videos for their channel. She now writes on a regular basis for the Dallas Morning Post as well.  


I know what you say is true but most days I don't have the energy .l don't even walk my dog anymore.I know lve gained wieght from my lithium and inactivity. Do you have any suggestions on how I can motivate myself ?

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