We may have taught our mouths to guard the words that we say, but in general our body is not so obedient. Nerves before a speech can make our mouth may go dry, our voice shake and our bowels loose. Stress is known to bring on hives or a rash. We blush when we're embarrassed. Next time you're angry try not to move your hands (seriously, try it, it's really hard!). Scared? Your heart beats faster. These immediate physical reactions are harder to predict and therefore to prevent but it shows the clear connection of the body and mind. And this mirroring is going on the whole time. Taking care of your physical health means taking care of your mental well-being too. Whether this is stress, anxiety, depression, anger or anything else, regular mental distress takes a physical toll on your body and can lead to long term damage.
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