• Mind Myths That Are Actually True!

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    We’ve discussed before how your mental health is a crucial part of staying physically fit. If you’re not in the best shape mentally, it’s going to significantly impact your physical state of health. Indeed, it’s true to say there some aspects of the link between the mind and the body that seem pretty crazy but are actually true. Here are a few facts about the mind that you probably thought were myths.

    Pain Can Be Psychological

    There are plenty of examples that have shown pain can be purely psychological. Why does this happen? It’s possible that you are in emotional pain and as such, your body replicates the feeling with a physical cause, like a migraine or even chest pain. The most classic and interesting example of this is broken heart syndrome. Problems with the heart are triggered by the loss of a loved one or even a break up. This can include anything from palpitations to an actual heart attack.

    The concept that pain can’t be psychological comes from the condition of Fibromyalgia. It was once assumed that this condition had no physical cause. Now, we know this to be false. Indeed, it’s true to say that there is a physical cause behind fibromyalgia, researchers just aren’t entirely sure what it is just yet.

    However, that doesn’t mean that other issues aren’t psychological. Another example of this would be phantom pain. Caused by the loss of a limb, nerves can still be active leaving a feeling or sensation of a tightly clenched hand or a broken foot. This can be rectified through mirror trickery that allows your mind to see you unclench the hand. Can you think of a psychological pain?

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    Dementia Can Hit Earlier Than You Think

    We often think that dementia is a health issue that won’t impact us until much later in life. Typically, people won’t worry about dementia until they are at least 50. During this time, it’s important to think about skilled nursing and whether you need extra care or help. Particularly, if you have been diagnosed with the condition. However, it’s also worth pointing out that Dementia can start to develop sooner than we’re ever prepared for. Early onset dementia can attack you in your thirties. While it is difficult to suggest what causes dementia, the latest reports seem to indicate that using prescription medicine such as paracetamol could play a part, among other things. Ultimately though, avoiding dementia is about keeping your mind as active as possible. The mind is like a muscle. If you don’t stretch and exercise it enough, you will see signs of that neglect. I’ve read doing puzzles or “brain games” helps keep your mind active. I like to do a crossword at night before going to bed. It helps me feel like I’m working my brain that much more!

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    Stress Will Impact You Physically

    Finally, it’s worth considering the issue of stress. You may not think that stress has a massive impact on your fitness and physical well being but it of course does. Indeed, stress has been linked and correlated to a range of physical health problems. Perhaps the most terrifying is that some forms of cancer seem to be caused by increased levels of stress. Be mindful you are keeping your body and your mind as calm as possible. Yoga, meditation, or mindfulness are great ways to do this. How can you try to eliminate stress from your lives? I now step away from social media on the weekends and try to “live more in the moment.” Tiny steps!

     

    tara

    24 Comments

    1. Michelle Williams
      July 18, 2018 / 10:51 am

      Loving this post and definitely learned a few things from it! Good messages to keep in mind!

    2. July 18, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      This is really interesting! I definitely need to watch the stress in me. I didn’t get that stressed before, but now I’m a new mom! Enough said haha.

    3. July 18, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Great insight! Definitely makes you think about your lifestyle and if you’re doing the right things!

    4. July 18, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      I have seen first hand how stress can impact my body! It definitely causes me to have tense shoulders and maybe random pain when I completely overwhelmed with stress.

      -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    5. July 18, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      I’m so glad you wrote this post! I know that mental diseases have physical tolls!

    6. July 19, 2018 / 6:20 am

      i’ve definitely lived “stress can impact your physically” and know it first hand! And i didn’t want to read the other two because I didn’t want to manifest them in my life lolol

    7. July 19, 2018 / 6:37 am

      Thank you so much for writing this post! It’s amazing what stress and mental illness can do our physical bodies.

    8. July 19, 2018 / 8:23 am

      I love this post! Yes, you are absolutely right our mental health is a crucial part to our whole being. Let us take care of our mental health.

    9. the sophia diaries
      July 19, 2018 / 8:40 am

      i’m not too sure about the 2nd point so i’ll have to look into that but the first and last point i whole heartedly agree!!! especially the last one coz i always see stress manifesting in my body xD

    10. July 19, 2018 / 10:17 am

      This outfit is gorgeous. Thanks for reminding me to take care of my mental health this week. 🙂

    11. Sharon Wu
      July 19, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      these are such great points! mental health is so important and these days i’ve really been prioritizing self-care which means looking after my mental health and managing stress as well. p.s. i love your hair color!

    12. Tonya Tardiff
      July 19, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      This is such an informative post! I try so hard to manage my stress for these exact reasons!

    13. July 20, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      I do believe that our mind is really powerful and can definitely change how we feel and react. Really good post. Thank you for sharing!

      Candace
      http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    14. Nataly
      July 23, 2018 / 6:54 am

      I learned so much from this post! Thanks so much for sharing!

    15. July 23, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      This is such a great post! I also try to do crossword puzzles and brain games every day!

    16. July 23, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      love all of this insight! thank you for sharing I’ll definitely be using some of your tips!

    17. Ashley DTKAustin
      July 24, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      These shoes are adorable!!

    18. July 29, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      I truly believe that stress does impact your health negatively. When I was working a high stress job I found my physical health was taking a big hit. Even with working out it was much harder to achieve my goals.

      xo, Laura

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