Mind + Body
Taking care of both your mind and body is important for managing autoimmune inflammatory diseases and maintaining overall health and well-being. Some of the benefits of taking care of your mind and body include:
- Reduced stress: Engaging in activities that promote relaxation and reduce stress, such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga, can help to reduce symptoms of autoimmune conditions
- Improved mood: Taking care of your mental health through activities such as therapy, support groups, or self-care can help to improve mood and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety
- Better sleep: Good sleep habits, such as establishing a regular sleep schedule and creating a relaxing sleep environment, can help to improve sleep and reduce fatigue, which is important for managing autoimmune conditions
- Enhanced physical function: Regular exercise and physical activity can help to improve physical function and reduce pain and inflammation
- Improved overall health: Taking care of both your mind and body through a balanced lifestyle that includes good nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and self-care can help to improve overall health and reduce symptoms of autoimmune diseases.
It is important to work with a healthcare professional to develop a comprehensive approach to manage your autoimmune condition that includes both physical and mental health. This may include recommendations for specific activities, lifestyle changes, and any necessary medications. Taking care of your mind and body is an essential aspect of managing autoimmune inflammatory diseases and living a better quality of life.
We have produced a series of very informative videos from Dr. Robin Murray, Retired clinical neuropsychologist and educator in chronic pain management, Autoimmune Inflammatory patient, occasional Dragon Claw presenter on psychological topics and writer for Dragon Claw newsletter.