After a rough day, turning to fast food is very common. But weight management and nutrition are vital in maintaining your mental health.
When we think of unhealthy diets and weight issues, we often correctly associate it with things like cardiovascular issues and diabetes. But what we don’t realise is that these same factors can impact our mental wellbeing. More importantly the two walk hand in hand. Illnesses like depression and anxiety often lead people to eat unhealthy foods as they search for comfort. But in doing this they can become overweight, resulting in a diminished sense of self-esteem. Fortunately, here at Life Resolutions Preston we can assist in your weight management, so you can get back to living healthy and feeling great.
It’s a very real issue, in fact according to a 2017 world obesity study Australia ranks 5th in the world.
Nearly two out of three of this nation’s adults are overweight or obese and this means a country of people at risk of mental illness. A study by the Mental Health Foundation confirmed the link between the two. It found that people who were overweight had a 55% higher chance of developing depression, and those experiencing depression had a 58% higher risk of becoming overweight. It’s never been more important to manage your weight to protect your mental health, and vice versa.
For more information about the mental health risks of being overweight, and the ways we can help you manage yours. Please contact Life Resolutions Preston at 1300 668 256 or enquire online at www.liferesolutions.com.au/preston/counselling-services/weight-management/