It is men’s health week. If you identify as a man, it is time to take a good look at your health if you don’t do so already.
Some important questions to ask yourself not just this week, but always, include: Am I eating well? Am I sleeping well? Am I moving regularly? Am I getting enough vitamins and minerals?
In my opinion, physical health and mental health go hand in hand. If your physical health isn’t where you would like it to be, your mental health may be affected as a result. I will use myself as an example. A few years ago, I would say I was in my peak physical condition. I was happy with how my body looked and felt and this helped my confidence. These days, my physical health isn’t where I’d like it to be. From the start of the pandemic, I have been struggling with depression and gained a lot of pandemic pounds. Due to the decline of my mental health, my physical health suffered, and due to the decline of my physical health, my mental health has suffered.
Recently, I have been making an effort to feel better. I try to do activities that keep my mind occupied momentarily so that I’m not constantly thinking about how I haven’t reached my health goals, which makes me feel hopeless. Some of these activities include: writing lyrics and recording songs, writing fictional stories, making & watching YouTube videos, and exercising. I enjoy these activities and they have had a positive impact on me mentally and physically.
What are things you do that have a positive impact on your health?