Just like any muscle in the body, the human brain can be strong or weak. Therefore, if you want something to improve, you have to train for it to get better. Being able to power through injury, illness, and mental roadblocks can be difficult at times, but ultimately will improve your peak performance. The key is knowing how to do so, as our mind and body are connected.
Chronic pain, stress, mental illness (anxiety and depression), overeating, poor sleep, and sickness due to a weakened immune system, can all be signals from the body that something is out of balance. Your body responds to the way you think, feel, and act.
For example, when you are stressed, anxious, or upset, your body reacts in a way that might tell you that something isn’t right. This is especially true when it comes to your emotional health, or maybe even your overall health. One of the main tenets of psychology states, your mind is connected to your body. In other words, the nature of our mind reflects the state of the body.
Plato stated, “For the part can never be well unless the whole is well.” This ancient philosophy says that our body is made up of symbiotic parts, and if one part is compromised or not working at its optimal level, other factors will be affected, and can negatively impact someone’s overall health. Luckily, our bodies are remarkably resilient, and can heal themselves over time. Even so, there are things you can do to boost your mental and physical health, and to operate at your peak performance.
It is highly encouraged for people to be responsible and mindful of the daily care of their health and lifestyle, whether it be mentally, physically, professionally, or emotionally. To do so, Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence provides resources, and offers a variety of approaches and techniques to empower our patients on how to take responsibility for their overall well-being.
Some important factors include:
Good Nutrition: Your brain cannot function properly if it does not receive the proper nutrients and fuel that it needs. So, boost your body’s immune system by consuming the nutrients and vitamins it needs to perform at the highest level possible. We can help you find the right dietary mix of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, lean meats and fresh fish.
Exercise: It is time to keep your body active. Not only does it keep you healthy, it helps with keeping your mind clear, and relieves stress and anxiety. Our orthopedic specialists and physical therapists can help you find the best exercise and activity regimen that will keep you on the climb towards your pinnacle of fitness.
Meditation: In order to perform at your best, you have to be in the best frame of mind. Meditation can take your mind to a whole new level, by feeling at peace with your body. As mentioned before, the body and mind are connected. Therefore, meditation removes the negativity and impurities that clog your mind. Keeping your mind clear will help you perform at your best, and may provide some perspective about the best path towards wellness.
To learn more about the best methods for striving for peak performance and overall wellness, call Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence in Colorado Springs at (719) 623-1050 or request an appointment online.