Our physical health and mental well-being are inextricably linked. Poor mental health has a detrimental effect on our bodies. Negative thoughts cause stress, which upsets the hormonal balance and depletes the neurotransmitters the brain needs to produce feelings of happiness. There is also evidence that chronic stress leads to such conditions as high blood pressure, anxiety, a weakened immune system, and certain digestive disorders, all of which can lead to more serious and even fatal diseases.

On the flip side, maintaining great physical health can have a life-altering impact on your mental wellness. This is exemplified through the mood-elevating endorphins released during exercise. Without the stress of worrying about your physical health, your mind is free to expand to its full potential. You can spend your time concerned with personal goals. You have energy to dedicate to building your intimate relationships, improving your financial situation, and jump-starting your career.

In order to reach Peak State, improving your general health must be a top priority. First, you must assess what is holding you back from your optimal well-being. Are you exercising often enough? Are you eating nutritionally rich foods? Are you sleeping well? Have you seen a doctor for your annual check up this year? Start your journey towards excellence by addressing these issues. Set small, realistic goals for your personal well-being, and stick to them. Without health, we have nothing. The power of self-improvement lies in you; you just have to commit yourself to improving the health and wellness of your body and mind.