Sunday, April 29, 2012
Mental health refers to the health of the mind. Sometimes referred to as psychological health, this includes what a person thinks and feels and the behaviors resulting from his thought processes. Psychologically healthy people tend to possess a positive attitude toward their abilities and life in general. As a result, they are more likely to possess the motivation needed to start and continue a fitness program than those who feel negatively about themselves and their abilities. This in no way means that someone who suffers from a psychological disease, such as depression, cannot become physically fit. While these people may require More encouragement and motivation from their fitness trainers, oftentimes the improvement in their physical health is followed by an improvement in their mental. The feelings of accomplishment and new found physical abilities can help a person to develop a better self image.