It’s been said that ‘the body is the temple of the soul.’ Whether or not you believe that, there can be no doubt that physical health – which includes brain health – is a critical foundation of well-being and a good life.
By physical health, we don’t mean total freedom from illness and disease, which isn’t even an option for people with chronic medical conditions. We mean a level of physical health that’s appropriate to the limits of a person’s unique body. That’s something everyone can move toward and achieve.
We also mean healthy functioning in the following key areas, which both common sense and mountains of research have shown are essential for body and brain health:
- Exercise / Vigorous Physical Activity