When people discuss “getting in shape,” they are usually referring to one thing: physical health. They envision big gyms, treadmills, pre-work sweat sessions, and deprivation from their favorite foods.
Not only is that going about it the wrong way, it is completely ignoring one of the most vital parts of good health. Exercise is great for your body but it is also spectacular for the mind. Those working in stressful fields, like nursing and other medical professions, would do well to recognize the many sides of well-being, including physical, nutritional, and mental health.
Heading into the new year, most people don’t have a plan other than to “get healthy.” They are missing a plan to implement those intentions in a real, attainable way. Want to maintain physical and mental health this year? Read on.