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How is our mental attitude related to good health?

Your attitude is everything.  If you are always looking at things in the negative then your outcome will be just that, negative.  But, if you can look at a bad situation and try to find the good or positive, then you are prone to find a solution to that situation.  So, if your mental attitude towards exercise is, it hurts, it takes to much time, or it is to expensive, then you will not get the results you set out to get when you set your goals, because of your attitude.  Only you can change your attitude and look for the good out of exercise and how you will achieve better health from exercise.  You are more than likely to reach your wellness goals with just a better attitude. 
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

A positive mental attitude is one of the important, fundamental elements of good health. This principle has been contemplated by philosophers and physicians since the time of Plato and Hippocrates, and it is also simple common sense. Modern research has verified the importance that attitude - the collection of habitual thoughts and emotions - plays in determining the length and quality of life. Specifically, studies using various scales to assess attitude have shown that compared with optimists, individuals with a pessimistic attitude have poorer health, are prone to depression, are more frequent users of medical and mental health care delivery systems, exhibit more cognitive decline and impaired immune function with aging, and have a shorter survival rate. This research highlights the fact that although life is full of events that are beyond one's control, people can control their responses to such events. Attitude goes a long way toward determining how people view and respond to the stresses and challenges of life.

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