Is physical health more important than mental health?

When it comes to taking care of our overall well-being, there always seems to be a debate about which aspect of health is more important: physical or mental? Some people argue that being in good physical shape is the key to happiness and longevity. Others insist that if you don’t have a healthy mind, then everything else falls apart.

So who’s right? Let’s take a closer look at both sides of the argument.

The Argument for Physical Health

On the one hand, there are definitely advantages to focusing on your physical health. After all, your body is essentially the vehicle that carries your brain around, so it makes sense to keep it running smoothly.

Here are some reasons why people often prioritize their physical wellness:

You’ll Live Longer

There’s no denying that maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular exercise and eating nutritious foods can increase your lifespan. Plus with modern science allowing us longer lives these days let’s try ad make them as long (and enjoyable!) as possible!

You Look Better

Whether we like it or not – in today’s society – looks certainly matter! Taking care of yourself through regular exercise and balanced nutrition results not only improve how you feel physically but also boost energy levels and self-esteem making you feeling pretty damn great inside too…plus those extra endorphins provide an added natural high..woohoo!

It Can Reduce Your Risk for Diseases.

Everything from heart disease to diabetes can be linked to poor diet choices & lack of fitness activity so keeping up with exercising regularly and watch what one eats could significantly decrease their risk of chronic illness down-the-line.

But while there are many benefits associated with staying physically fit nothing beats having inner peace through robust mental wellbeing….

The Argument for Mental Health

While strong 6-pack abs may seem tempting – they won’t help much when combating certain feelings originating deep within …

Consider the following reasons to prioritize your mental health:


Physical achievevments are great but ultimately true happiness is ‘built’ from within us. Being able to process and handle life’s challenges with a healthy mindset helps create sustainable fulfillment long term.

Stress Relief

In today’s high pressure society- stress can come in many forms- emotional, social or financial etc…Being intouch with oneself emotionally is key when navigating those moments of high-stress levels.

Improved cognitive function

Educate yourself on the brain-gut connection! Better balance your nutrition & exercise regiemne physical health which improves clearer thinking, stronger focus and improved memory overall. Using modern day technologies developed for “mindfulness” exercises has been shown to improve cognitive ability while promoting inner peace – WIN-WIN!

So what does this all mean? Is one more important than the other?

Not exactly…the answer lies somewhere inbetween!

The Importance of Balancing Both Forms of Health Care

Instead of trying to compare apples and oranges – it may be best just enjoy them individually . Think about taking some time every week (or even daily) focusing on both areas by creating new habits that support both mind body wellness!.

Here are 3 ways you could try cultivate each;

Physical Mental
Join a workout team for fun & accountability Attend yoga or mediation classes to release stress naturally
4] Take cooking lessons to learn how smaller rich meals help fuel energy. Download mindfulness apps like headspace/ outlining short helpful tips/tricks

Either way…whatever personal wellbeing ideology resonates–consistency remains key; so let’s find what lifestyle work for our individual needs better sooner rather then later!