Although our bodies and minds are often thought of separately, they are very closely connected when it comes to our health and wellbeing. We are stimulated by endorphins when we exercise because they are known as “good hormones.” Poor mental health, on the other hand, can lead to excessive fatigue that results in more sedentary behavior with associated health risks like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
In addition, a recent study found that almost 30% of people with chronic physical and mental illnesses suffer from poor mental health, often being depressed or anxious.
Taking care of the elderly’s mental health is essential
Over the next half-century, the world’s population will age significantly, as more people over 60 are expected to live longer. More than 20% of persons over the age of 60 live with a mental or neurological disorder, such as dementia or depression, according to the World Health …